N6134012R0018Question LOG Pre Solicitation Conf 19 Dec 2011 by FWvp68C


									Control No. Subject                                             Reference                            Page or Slide     Para./Bullet     Revised SOW Para   Question                                                                  Answer
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T1          LCS Training - Draft SOW - 1.4 Approval Authority   Draft SOW - 1.4 Approval Authority        2                 2                  N/A         What organization are the FCAC, PM, CO, COR from? How accessible 1. NAWCTSD Program Manager (PM), Primary Contracting
                                                                                                                                                           are they to contractors?                                                 Officer (PCO), Technical Point of Contact (TPOC). FCAC has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    eliminated from the SOW.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Just a phone call away.
T2          Front End Analysis                                                                                                                             Will industry be provided the front end analysis results and             Yes
                                                                                                                                                           associated documentation?
T3          Navigation of virtual ship as part of training      Draft SOW                                 8                3.1               3.2.c.        Is the navigation of the student to the point of training in the virtual Yes, the first unit of training is likely to be navigating around the
                                                                                                                                                           ship, as described in Section 3.1, page 8, considered part of trainig    ship and especially to the space/avatar where lesson
                                                                                                                                                           that could be subject to assessment, progress reporting to the LMS assignments will originate.
                                                                                                                                                           or TMS, remediation, etc.? Is it to be ILE-compliant?                    Yes, all courseware will be ILE compliant.

T4          Relationship of ICW and Virtual Ship Model          Draft SOW                                 8                3.1              3.2.d.1)       The descrition in Paragraph 3.1 page 8, implies that the ICW is       The government continues to research this construct to decide
                                                                                                                                                           replicating rather thatn using the virtual ship during a knowledge or which of the two approaches (Separate but replicate vs. uses
                                                                                                                                                           performace lesson, "…..ICW will be presented that provides the        GFI provided model). More to follow.
                                                                                                                                                           same visual environment as the space the student was in when the
                                                                                                                                                           content was launched". Is it the government's intention that the ICW
                                                                                                                                                           be separate from and replicate the virtual ship environment during
                                                                                                                                                           the lesson? Or can the ICW use the virtual ship model, or portions of
                                                                                                                                                           it, for the delivery of training?

T5          General Requirements                                Draft SOW                                 7                3.1                             Is "virtual world" capitalized intentionally? Or, should it be "virtual   No emphasis was intended. Lower case "virtual environment"
                                                                                                                                                           environment"?                                                             will be used in follow on SOW.
T6          Learner Assessment Package                                                                   1         In SOW Section, is it your intent that the Learner             Yes, Performance training of specific tasks should encompass
                                                                                                                                                           Assessment Package performance test mimic the full fidelity of the        three versions.
                                                                                                                                                           related interactive courseware instruction?                               1) 1st should be full "guided tutorial" version.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2) 2nd should be an error based "mentor prompt" practice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     version that allows an avatar to correct erorrs as they occur.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3) 3rd should be a practice level that allows the student to go
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     through the procedure and receive an overall summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     evaluation at the end - this ungraded evaluation would provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a list of errors made and corrective guidance on what should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     have been done.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The performance test should mimic the 3rd version - with an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     actual grade assigned IAW the Test Plan.

T7          Dual Delivery Modes for IMI                                                                  3.1         middle of Page 9       3.2.d.2)       In section 3.1 of the SOW, you specify that a menu will be provided Development contractor to provide menu system as part of the
                                                                                                                                                           to facilitate both instructors and students freedom in curricula        developed lesson.
                                                                                                                                                           navigation in order to "display any frame/content within the
                                                                                                                                                           selected lesson". Are you asking that the selected contractor provide
                                                                                                                                                           the functionality within the courseware that supports this selection
                                                                                                                                                           process or is it your intent that an existing or to be LMS or LCMS will
                                                                                                                                                           provide this functionality? Please provide details on your wishes
                                                                                                                                                           relative to this requirement.

T8          SOW Approach                                        Draft SOW                                 2               1.3.1                            "The Government will also provide appropriate tailored Contract      Yes
                                                                                                                                                           Data Requirements List (CDRL) items…" Is this expected that CDRLs Yes
                                                                                                                                                           documentation will need to be quoted for the proposal effort? If so, No
                                                                                                                                                           will CDRLs be provided with the RFP? Will CDRLs be able to be
                                                                                                                                                           tailored by the contractor?

T9          Instructional Media Files Compilation               Draft SOW                                 30            "….shall compile the instructional media files onto three external      All three contractor procured External Hard Drives (EHD) are
                                                                                                                                                           hard drives (EHD) …" Please clarify if the data is spread over the      expected to contain the full Delivery Order content
                                                                                                                                                           three drives (as stated), or that each drive contains the complete      development
                                                                                                                                                           content (each drive contains all data; drives are copies). For example,
                                                                                                                                                           "The EHD's files shall consist of the approved courseware...." could
                                                                                                                                                           potentially be phrased as "Each EHD shall contain all of the approved

T10         Demonstation                                                                                                                                   Can you elaborate more about your thinking with respect to the            Most of the content is expected to be level 3 (50-60%) and level
                                                                                                                                                           demo requirement? When you mentioned a CD, I thought                      4 (5-10%) so Contractor provided demo is planned to be level 3
                                                                                                                                                           immediately of IMI L1/L2, but not L3/L4 which seems like the focus        or 4.
                                                                                                                                                           of the reg.
T11   General Requirements                               Draft SOW                          21        The first para states "Content reviews are required for each of the Defined review points IAW CDRL requirements (for LSR, Flows,
                                                                                                                              SCOs of each lesson throughout the development process." Does the Script/Storyboards, On-Screen reviews)
                                                                                                                              Government plan to have the ability to make comments on work in
                                                                                                                              progress at any time during the development process, or only at
                                                                                                                              defined review points e.g.,

T12   Analysis Products and References                   Draft SOW                          3    1.5.3           1.4          "GFI, in the form of training analysis report data will be furnished in     Editable, not proprietary. Data is government owned and may
                                                                                                                              digital…"Is this data proprietary or limited by the originator, or can it   therefore be used freely throughout the project.
                                                                                                                              be used freely on the program?
T13   Navy ILE                                           Draft SOW                          9     3.1      3.2 (2nd to last   "On page 9 under general requirements, there is a statement that            Per current interactions with NETC all ILE requirements are in
                                                                                                                              "all courseware" will be ILE compliant. This suggests that even ICW         place with the exception of hosting the content on Navy
                                                                                                                              Levels 3 and 4 will need to reside and run under the Navy within the        Knowledge Online.
                                                                                                                              LTF. Please confirm this requirement.

T14   Virtual Ship                                       Draft SOW                          8     3.1            3.2          How much of the courseware should execute in the virtual ship vice?         Most of the curriculum (90%+) is expected to be launched
                                                                                                                              How much of the courseware is simply "launched" from locations              through the "spatial portal" represented in the Virtual Ship. The
                                                                                                                              within the virtual ship? In other words, is the virtual ship simply a       virtual ship is the primary launch portal for developed content.
                                                                                                                              spatial portal to access more traditional types of courseware?              However, IAW other paras, the launched content will generally
                                                                                                                                                                                                          be developed in a VR environment - not "traditional types of
                                                                                                                                                                                                          courseware". Specific content may be traditional, but material
                                                                                                                                                                                                          that requires spatial orientation, location, positioning, etc. will
                                                                                                                                                                                                          be viewed in the VR world environment that is launched as part
                                                                                                                                                                                                          of the lesson.

T15   Minimum System Requirements                        Draft SOW                          9     3.1            3.1          The draft SOW says " the courseware shall be capable of playing on Left over boiler plate verbiage from plagerized SOW. New
                                                                                                                              any system that uses Microsoft Windows "MPT & ECIOSWIT-ILE-SPEC- standard will be in draft RFP/SOW update
                                                                                                                              4D." This specification lists minimum systems requirements of
                                                                                                                              Windows98/ME/NT/XP/2000 with a 1GHZ Pentinum processor,
                                                                                                                              20GB Hard drive and 128MB. If the courseware is to be referenced
                                                                                                                              from within a virtual environment theses specifications can be
                                                                                                                              limiting. Is the reference here for standalone course requirements
                                                                                                                              but the requirement relaxed when operating in a virtual

T16   Types of Courses                                                                                                        Have front end analysis been completed for the intended courses? If No, In-progress.
                                                                                                                              so, what contractors have been involved in that activity?           Government Team.

T17                                                      Pre-Solictation Conference Slide                                     Understand Final Cut will be done on board the actual ship even             No
                                                                                                                              though T2C is done virtually.Will ATG be involved in any LCS
                                                                                                                              storyboard activity?
T18   Security                                                                              15       Section states "Some of parts of the IMI learning content           Unknown at this time, analysis will determine. Expect Tactical
                                                                                                                              effort and its resulting couseware will have a security classification of   performances, Combat Systems (Sea Frame and Mission
                                                                                                                              no higher than GENSER Secret" What percentage of LCS training, by           Module), and Information Technology to have classified
                                                                                                                              variant and mission module, does the Government anticipate to be            elements.
T19                                                                                                                           What is the delivery system specifications? Or are you looking for          Innovative designed delivery system.
                                                                                                                              Innovative designer delivery systems?
T20                                                                                                                           Do the instances require instructor indication, or can they be              Both, need to be able to be performed synchronously or
                                                                                                                              completed automatically then evaluated by the instructor?                   asynchronously.

T21   Mission Module - 2250 hours of instruction                                                                              2250 hrs for each MP? If not, how many for hrs for each?             Unknown but likely to be uneven. MCM Mission Module has
                                                                                                                                                                                                   significantly more associated with it than the SUW Mission
T22   Mission Module - Three different MP under one do                                                                        The three MP, will not be contraded under separate Dos. Is the gov't Content for multiple Mission Modules may be included in a
                                                                                                                              providing guidance on how the resources should be allocated to       single Delivery Order.
                                                                                                                              develop training for each?
T23   Integrated Master Schedule                                                                 12      SOW states "Schedule relationships reflecting excessive lead     The government will quantify "Excessive" after some research.
                                                                                                                                       or lag time should be avoided. If excessive lead or lag times cannot     The only reason for a contractor to provide an IMS/IMP to the
                                                                                                                                       be avoided, they must be explained" How does the Government              Government is for the Government to be confident it the
                                                                                                                                       define "excessive" lead or lag times?                                    contractor's plan to complete the deliverables on time. So
                                                                                                                                                                                                                excessive lead and lag refers to a difficult to quantify aspect of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the Governments review of the Contractor's plans. If there isn't
                                                                                                                                                                                                                a steady production schedule or if the schedule appears to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                written without any management reserve and thus everything
                                                                                                                                                                                                                must go perfectly to finish on time, the Government reserves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the right to express some concern and expect an interaction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                with the Contractor that doesn't revolve around "It's an FFP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                contract and you'll get your product on the dates I have to give
                                                                                                                                                                                                                it to you". This para will be better written in the final SOW.

T24   Will the courseware need to connect with external   DRAFT SOW Paragraph 1.3.a and 1.3.b.   1&2      1.3a&b            N/A        SOW 1.3a&b reference multiple modes and platforms for training.          Not planned at the time.
      simulators?                                                                                                                      However there is no explicit mention in the draft SOW of connecting
                                                                                                                                       with external simulators. Will the courseware need to connect to
T25   How many studentss will train together?                                                    8&9         3.1            3.2        How many students are expected to train together in a single game        Currently not more than six students at the same time in
                                                                                                                                       instance? In qualification/certification mode? In instructor led         qualification mode and up to 40 in the Certification/Instructor
                                                                                                                                       computer assisted mode? What is the maximum number of students           Led Computer Assisted Training Mode.
                                                                                                                                       expected to train at one time?

T26   Front End Analysis                                  Pre-Solictation Confernce Slide                                              Will industry be given access to FEAs (WBB/job task, other)         Fully representative example of JDTA, Attribute, Objective,
                                                                                                                                       conducted for LCS as part of proposal preparation/response process. Media analysis.
                                                                                                                                       Since this is FFP clarity of government requirements are crucial.   Final reports from the Phase 1 & 2 WBB Budgetary FEA

T27   LCS Training Courseware Development                 Draft SOW 7 Nov 2011                   25   Paragraph says, "The contractor shall develop and provide      Level 2, 3, & 4 to account for a layer of remediation in level 2
                                                                                                                                       logic flow diagrams for all category 2, 3, 4 LCS content. "Paragraph     that is expected to be different from the initial base instruction.
                                                                                                                                       3.2.1 says flow diagrams apply to Category 3/4. Please clarify to
                                                                                                                                       which level the diagrams are required.

T28   Management Plan (IMP)                                                                      10                     Section states: The Contractor shall produce an event based      The first Delivery Order will go with the base contract award.
                                                                                                                                       plan that measures program maturity by capturing the                     Additional DOs will require updated IMS submissions - with
                                                                                                                                       initiation/conclusion of the tasks, key events, significant              each added to the existing IMS to create a fully integrated IMS
                                                                                                                                       accomplishments, and accomplishment criteria as well as the              showing all currently issued DO requirements.
                                                                                                                                       processes necessary to implement the program" When does the
                                                                                                                                       government anticipate it will provide delivery orders in order for the
                                                                                                                                       contractor to produce an event based integrated master plan? will
                                                                                                                                       delivery orders be part of either the draft or final RFP?

T29   Format of GFI                                       Draft SOW                               3         1.5.3          1.4.3       In Section 1.5.3. will the JDTA be finished as a report document, or     Report Document
                                                                                                                                       will the data already be entered into AIM?                               Populating AIM will be a contractor responsibility
T30   Exit File Content                                   Draft SOW                                    1.5.2 and 1.5.3     1.4.3       1.5.2 Will this JDTA data be provided via CPM? Will the contractor be    Contractor wiil populate AIM
                                                                                                                                       required to enter data into CPM? 1.5.3 Will the NTSPand TRPPM be         Para irt NTSP and TRPPM no longer in SOW. Only ref is entry in
                                                                                                                                       provided as part of the RFP?                                             representative GFI list.
T31                                                                                                                   What learning management system (LMS) is currently being used?           NETC ETMDS (AtlasPro) is expected. An executive management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                software program is being considered to be provided as GFI.

T32   Learning Management System                          Draft SOW                              24          N/A        Paragraph indicates management system will be provided by AtlasPro
                                                                                                                                       the Government. Has LMS been indentified yet? Is this the Enterprise
                                                                                                                                       LMS (Atlas Pro) mentioned in (Government Content
                                                                                                                                       Accepatance Testing)?
T33                                                                                                                                    Requests Government describe or quantify the availability of CAD     3D Ship frame models will be included as GFI. Models are visual
                                                                                                                                       support 3D object development                                        representations of existing SPACES only. Models are NOT
                                                                                                                                                                                                            included for specific systems or equipment at this time.

T34   GFI                                                                                         3          1.5           1.4.3       Section 1.5 states "The Government will provide initial GFI to           3D Ship frame models will be included as GFI. Models are visual
                                                                                                                                       support this effort no later than 30 working days after contract         representations of existing SPACES only. Models are NOT
                                                                                                                                       award". Will the Virtual Ship or any other 2D or 3D assets be            included for specific systems or equipment at this time.
                                                                                                                                       provided as part of the initial GFI?
T35                                                                                                                                    Do 3D models of the LCS already exists?                                  Yes, per the demo of the SWOS RCO trainer for LCS 1 with LCS 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                currently in production.
T36   FEA Data                                            Draft SOW                               3         1.5.3          1.4.3       Will any LCS training FEA data be provided as part of the final          Plan to provide a fully representative example with the draft
                                                                                                                                       soliciatation materials to help with our scoping of this effort?         RFP.
T37   30 model data and job scenarios                          Draft SOW                                      7&9      3.1       3.2     Are ship frame models GFI? (Why model building is the highest cost        3D Ship frame models will be included as GFI. Models are visual
                                                                                                                                         activity in 3D development) Are subsystem 3D models GFI? Are Job          representations of existing SPACES only. Models are NOT
                                                                                                                                         scenarios included in Gov't furnished FEA?                                included for specific systems or equipment at this time.

T38   Amount of curriculum to be developed                     Draft SOW                                      3.1       2        3.2     In section 3.1 , General Requirements, you specify that the               Revised SOW states 3500 hours for LCS 1. Each variant and
                                                                                                                                         contractor will develop and deliver and estimated 4500 hours of           MMs will each have their own SOW that specifies the hours,
                                                                                                                                         curriculum. In the RFI, you speicified 4500 each for LCS variant 1 and    currently anticipated to be approximately 3500 hours for each
                                                                                                                                         2, and 2250 hours for mission module training. Can you please clarify     of the 3 contracts.
                                                                                                                                         your intent with respect to curriculum hours?

T39   Curriculum Hours                                         Draft SOW                                       7       3.1       3.2     The requirements state that the contractor will develop and deliver       Revised SOW states 3500 hours for LCS 1. Each variant and
                                                                                                                                         4500 hours of curriculum. Can we assume this refers to the effort for     MMs will each have their own SOW that specifies the hours,
                                                                                                                                         LCS1 and LCS2 variants (4500 each)? Is that also the level of effort      currently anticipated to be approximately 3500 hours for each
                                                                                                                                         (LOE) for the mission modules or is that LOE the 2250 hours               of the 3 contracts.
                                                                                                                                         mentioned in the July Sources Sought Notice?

T40   General Requirements                                                                                     7    3.1 para 2   3.2     Section 3.1 of the draft SOW states: "The Contractor shall develop        Revised SOW states 3500 hours for LCS 1. Each variant and
                                                                                                                                         and deliver an estimated 4500 hours of curriculum" Are the 4500           MMs will each have their own SOW that specifies the hours,
                                                                                                                                         hours for one variant (e.g. LCS 1), or are the 4500 hours approximate     currently anticipated to be approximately 3500 hours for each
                                                                                                                                         total for all curriculum areas (LCS 1, LCS 2, and Mission Modules) ?      of the 3 contracts.

T41   General Requirements                                                                                     7       3.1       3.2     The second paragraph in the section provides an estimate of 4500        Revised SOW states 3500 hours for LCS 1. Each variant and
                                                                                                                                         hours of courseware. Is this a total for both ships variants as well as MMs will each have their own SOW that specifies the hours,
                                                                                                                                         the mission modules, or is it 4500 hours per variant and 4500 hours     currently anticipated to be approximately 3500 hours for each
                                                                                                                                         for the mission modules?                                                of the 3 contracts.
T42   General Requirements                                                                                     7       3.1       3.2     Draft SOW states "The contractor shall develop and deliver an           Revised SOW states 3500 hours for LCS 1. Each variant and
                                                                                                                                         estimated 4500 hors of curriculum" Please clarify this toal, as it      MMs will each have their own SOW that specifies the hours,
                                                                                                                                         conflicts with estimates promulgated in the sources sought notice.      currently anticipated to be approximately 3500 hours for each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of the 3 contracts.
T43   General Requirements                                                                                             3.1       3.2     The sources sought issued in june referenced 4500 curriculum hours Revised SOW states 3500 hours for LCS 1. Each variant and
                                                                                                                                         for LCS 2 variant and 2250 hrs for the mission modules. Is the 4500 MMs will each have their own SOW that specifies the hours,
                                                                                                                                         hrs referenced in sec 3.1 of the SOW an estimate of the total hours currently anticipated to be approximately 3500 hours for each
                                                                                                                                         across all three vairant/ modules or is it an estimate for each variant of the 3 contracts.
T44   LCS Training- Draft SOW 3.1 Requirement                  Draft SOW                                       7        2        3.2     Does each area 1-3 (lcs-1 variant, lcs-2 variant, and mission modules) Revised SOW states 3500 hours for LCS 1. Each variant and
                                                                                                                                         contain approx. 4500 hours of curriculum?                               MMs will each have their own SOW that specifies the hours,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 currently anticipated to be approximately 3500 hours for each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of the 3 contracts.
T45   LCS Training Draft SOW 1.6 Period of Period of Performance                                               4        1                What is the anticipated content of a delivery order?                    Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
T46   LCS Training -Draft SOW 1.5.2 Existing ILE Content       Draft SOW Section 1.5.2 Existing ILE Content    3        1                When will the potential bidders be provided more transparency as to A representative sample of GFI will be included with the draft
                                                                                                                                         what level of maturity the GFI is?                                      RFP release.
T47   LCS Training Draft SOW 1.6 Period of Period of Performance
                                                               Draft SOW Section 1.6 Period of Performance     4        1         1      For contacting manning purposes , is there a notional number of         Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
                                                                                                                                         delivery orders anticipated?
T48   SME Support                                              Draft SOW                                        3.2.1   Is it the government's intent to rely exclusively on government-        Yes, government will handle curriculum and courseware
                                                                                                                                         provided SME's for curriculum and courseware reviews and                reviews and validation on its own.
                                                                                                                                         validation? Based on the LCS wholeness CONOPS, Industry, by
                                                                                                                                         design, has comparable expertise in LCS systems, operations, and
                                                                                                                                         maintenance, which if applied to this training courses development
                                                                                                                                         effort would ensure availability of SME Support and reduce project
                                                                                                                                         costs. Recommended the Government consider including contractor
                                                                                                                                         provided SMEs to perform majority of SME support tasks.

T49   Section 508                                              Draft SOW                                               2.1       2.1     Why is 508 Referenced?                                                    Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
T50   Navy SMEs                                                Draft SOW                                       2       1.4       3.2.1   Paragraph 1.4 suggests that Navy SMEs will be provided in                 Based on the Governments desire not to own a critical path
                                                                                                                                         coordination with the FCAC. Can we assume the availability of NAVY        element of the courseware development the SOW now says
                                                                                                                                         SMEs during all phases of the courseware development effort?              "The contractor shall obtain the required SMEs necessary to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   participate in the design and development of all courseware
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   required under this SOW. SMEs are individuals who have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   military experience or original equipment manufacturer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   experience in the last five years, in the general topic(s) being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   developed. NAWCTSD cannot guarantee access to SMEs. "

T51   LCS Training Courseware Development                      Draft SOW 7 Nov 2011                           22      3.2.1      ???     "The contractor shall provide products listerd in "Error Reference        There were boilerplate sections of the draft SOW that remained
                                                                                                                                         Source Not Found" Are the ISD products only those listed on page 37       from previous efforts that included links to some references.
                                                                                                                                         of the SOW? We do not see reference to Appendix C, which is               Where a link was broken the "Error Reference Source Not
                                                                                                                                         covered in pages 37-41                                                    Found" entry came from. The final SOW will have up to date
T52   LCS Training Courseware Development                   Draft SOW 7 Nov 2011                           3      1.5.2       1.4.2      "This existing information and/or material may also include content     These outputs of existing AIM databases will the outputs of
                                                                                                                                         contained in the Authoring Instructional Materials (AIM) database or    already completed CPM and LO Modules. It is expected that
                                                                                                                                         already hosted in Navy E-Learning" Does the AIM content include the     contractors will have access to the CPM and LO modules as
                                                                                                                                         CPM and LO Modules? Will the contractor have access to these            required to populate AIM during development.
T53   Government Content Acceptance Testing and Final Inspection SOW Paragraphs and
                                                             Draft                                        29       N/A       Please clarify the Government Content Acceptance Testing (GCAT)         All reference to GCAT testing have been deleted from the draft
                                                                                                                                         and Final Inspection activities connected with Sauflcy Field and the    SOW.
                                                                                                                                         function of the "Content Supervisor"
T54   Government Furnished Information (GFI)                                                               3       1.5         N/A       SOW 1.5 states "The FCAC will coordinate Contractor access to           Paragraph has been removed from the current SOW. Where
                                                                                                                                         applicable Litorial Combat Ship materials (e.g. lesson plans, trainee   such LCS materials exist they will be delivered as GFI in what
                                                                                                                                         guides, and lab sheets) and other supporting references." To what       ever format and condition they currently exist in.
                                                                                                                                         format standards or DIDs are the references 1.5.1 thru 1.5.3
                                                                                                                                         developed, i.e, is TD ISO 9001 complinat in IMT, CBT SCORM
                                                                                                                                         Compliant, etc? Are there formal TSRAs and Navy Training Plans
                                                                                                                                         available for LCS 1 , LCS2 and wach of the modules? Will they be
                                                                                                                                         provided as references IAW with this section?

T55   Initial Qualfication/Certification Mode               Draft SOW, paragraph "3.1 General             7&9      3.1         3.2       What are the specific definitions of Initial Qualification and Initial    Initial Qualification is based on existing Professional
                                                            Requirements                                                                 Certification? Who will be the qualification and certification officials? Qualification Standards (PQS) and Job Qualification
                                                                                                                                         What are the specific expectations and requirements for each?             Requirements (JQR). It will be tracked by the LCS Training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Facility through the completion of Virtual On the Job Training as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   provided by this courseware development. A recommendation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for qualification will be provided to the gaining Commanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Officer who, after observing the individual in certification
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   events, will qualify or not qualify the individual. Certification
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   events will continue to be the perview of Afloat Training Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and other certification entities per the LCS Training Manual

T56   Clarification of Trainee Guide Content                Draft SOW                                     28   The Draft SOW states that Trainee Guides should be made available       No, per the section on Classified Content Review, if a Trainee
                                                                                                                                         online with comment capability. Will all of the trainee guide data be   Guide is classified it will be reviewed via the classified handling
                                                                                                                                         unclassified?                                                           paragraphs under classified reviews.
T57   Missions Module - Spiral Development                                                                                               How spiral development and upgrades (and obsolesence) are going         Spiral development will be handled via the revision CLIN in this
                                                                                                                                         to be addressed?                                                        contract. Upgrades and obsolescence will be addressed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 through other contract vehicles later.
T58                                                                                                                                      Has any other virtual training been delivered by existing LMS?          Not that we're aware of.

T59   Virtual Ship Environments                                                                                                          Request additional technical and programmatic description of the        Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
                                                                                                                                         CryEngine 3 virtual LCS ship environment. Is this being developed by
                                                                                                                                         a separate effort, or will the awardee be responsible for developing
T60                                                                                                                                      Is the Government satisfied with projected LCS seaframe and             Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
                                                                                                                                         mission package personnel training pipelines? Will there be
                                                                                                                                         opportunity for industry/government to apply innovation in reducing
                                                                                                                                         pipeline lengths? If so, where?
T61   Quality Management                                    Draft SOW                                     13                 What does the Government consider to be ISO 9000 equivalent?            Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
                                                                                                                                         What CMMI level 3 be considered equivalent?
T62   Pass/Fail Benchmarks                                  Draft SOW Pre-test and Post-Tests   25                What is the pass/fail benchmark for pre-tests? What is the pass/fail    Pass / fail bench marks for any testing will to be VERY high (80%
                                                                                                                                         benchmark for post-tests? What is the pass/fail benchmark for TO        or better for basic fundamentals, 90% of better for systems
                                                                                                                                         assessments?                                                            knowledge and skills, 100% for anything relating to safety) since
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a student could be potentially testing out of training that will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 lead to qualification / certification. Final Qualification or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Certification testing (not for specific lesson, but the testing upon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 which satisfactory completion will constitute Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Qualification/Certification) will need to be at 100% (note – the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 requirement is generally to satisfactorily complete a specific
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 action / task 2 or 3 times for 300 level PQS type actions ).

T63   Technical Manuals                                     Draft SOW, 1.5.3 Analysis Products and         3      1.5.3                  Draft SOW paragaph 1.5.3 states "additionally, other applicable      Because this is a new ship class, the tech manuals vary on how
                                                            References                                                                   reference materials including Style Guide, Personnel Qualifications current they are, how stable they are, and when the next
                                                                                                                                         Standars (PQS), Job Qualification Requirements (JQR), Operational    update is scheduled.
                                                                                                                                         Sequencing System (OSS) procedures, Operational Casuality Control
                                                                                                                                         (OCC) procedures, Planned Maintenance System (PMS), LCSRON
                                                                                                                                         approved locally generated procedural checklists, and technical
                                                                                                                                         manuals will be provided. " How current and stable are the technical
                                                                                                                                         manuals? When is the next technical manual update scheduled?
T64 ISD Standards                                                                                           Has the Navy created a single repository for ADL-R and will            Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
                                                                                                                                           contractos have access?
T65 IA                                            Draft SOW                                                 What method should be used by contractors to show compliance           Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
                                                                                                                                           with Navy IA requirements
T66   Documents                                                                                                                  2.1       We undersand all ILE instructors have been replaced by NAVEDTRA        The SOW will include the most up to date list of references we
                                                                                                                                           136 and other docs referenced in the draft SOW have been revised       can find and verify.
                                                                                                                                           or superceded by other documents. Will an updated list of ref docs
                                                                                                                                           be included in the final RFP?
T67                                                           Draft SOW                                                                    Will a test environment be provided to contractors for virtual world   Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
T68   WBS reference                                                                                             12 item k     The draft SOW says "the contractor shall produce the WBS IAW MIL-      Yes, however the statement in the SOW will read "IAW the
                                                                                                                                           HDBK-881A" (Section, page 12, item k) As of 10/3/11, MIL-      CDRL". The MIL-STD-881C will be updated in the DOD
                                                                                                                                           HDBK-881A ha been cancelled and replaced/superceded by MIL-STD-        Specifications & Handbooks section of the SOW.
                                                                                                                                           881C. Show the WBS be based on that MIL-STD-881C instead?

T69   Fleet SME Responsibility                                Draft SOW                                                                    Are Fleet SMEs going to influence curriculum development or will       The Fleet SMEs will participate in all aspects of government
                                                                                                                                           they be in a review role for NAWCTSD?                                  review and thus will "influence" curriculum development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  through out the development process.

T70   LCS Training- Draft SOW 1.4 Approval Authority          Draft SOW Section 1.4 Approval Authority               2            2        Will the FCAC/SMEs review training storyboards for accuracy, or will Technical review will be the focus of Fleet SMEs. How training
                                                                                                                                           they be supplying SME input to the COR on how training should be     is accomplished input will always be strongly considered from
                                                                                                                                           accomplished?                                                        SMEs, but final decisions will be the purview of the Government
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ISD staffs/COR/LTF Faculty.
T71   LCS Training- Draft SOW 1.4 Approval Authority          Draft SOW Section 1.4 Approval Authority               2            2        What is required response time for SMEs comments prior to            SME comment responses will be part of the overall government
                                                                                                                                           acceptance?                                                          review time. Internal standards will be established by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                government based on CDRL specified dates. Reviews for “on-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                screen” content will typically be 20 to 30 business days (still to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                be determined) and reviews of lessons specs, flow sheets, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                initial storyboard documents (not onscreen) are typically
                                                                                                                                                                                                                somewhat less (still to be determined).

T72   LCS Training -Draft SOW 1.5.1 Existing Legacy Content   Draft SOW Section 1.5.1 Existing Legacy Content        3            1        What GFI 3D cad data is available from the platform OEM?               Still working with NAVSEA on this.

T73   Online Review                                           Draft SOW                                 ,       21        There are several references to a contractor provided online review    Online review of courseware will be preferred for Unclassified
                                                                                                      ,                capability/LCS review management system..(,,         materials. We will research what technological limitations may
                                                                                                                 The last reference suggests that the developed courseware     exist due to NMCI constraints and modify the final SOW
                                                                                                                                           must reside on this site. Please confirm that all courseware,          accordingly.
                                                                                                                                           including simulation senario developed as part of ICW Levels 3 and 4
                                                                                                                                           must be accessible form this contractor developed site.

T74   General Requirements                                    Draft SOW                                             14    The 2nd Paragraph states "The contractor shall populate and             All references to "GCAT" have been removed from the SOW.
                                                                                                                                           maintain a secured, unclassified website that will serve as the LCS On- The “On-Line Management System” to which this refers is the
                                                                                                                                           Line Management Systems for this effort" Is this the same tool          overall management system where lesson materials will be
                                                                                                                                           referred to in para as the LCS management system GCAT? Is posted, comment tracking accomplished, and related
                                                                                                                                           this tool similar to a Sharepoint web portal?                           documentation (IMS, meeting notes, IMP, prototype examples,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   etc.) will be posted. This would normally be handled via
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   something like a Sharepoint web portal.

T75   Training Management System Integration                  Draft SOW                                             24     The draft RFP states that "The contractor shall load all content and
                                                                                                                                           learner assessments into the specific training/ learning management
                                                                                                                                           system to be provided by the government" Will there be a training
                                                                                                                                           management system to manage the administration of the course
                                                                                                                                           e.g. scheduling classrooms and school houses assets, as well as a
                                                                                                                                           learning management system?

T76   Learner Assessment Package                              Draft SOW                                             27   Is the intent for the contractor to recommend and use a stand alone    The Government is examining requirements for an executive
                                                                                                                                           test package software (e.g.) QuestionMark's Percecption, that means    program that would perform all of these functions in addition to
                                                                                                                                           the requirement defined in the 3rd para on pg. 28? ("The Learner       managing Avatars in the persistant virtual environment and
                                                                                                                                           Assessment Package software chose by the Contractor shall be           interactions with the AtlasPro LMS. The executive program
                                                                                                                                           capable of ..."                                                        would be seperately developed under an existing contract.
T77   Data Library                                      Draft SOW   14      "The contractor shall establish and maintain a data library of all DO It is intended that the software meet the requirements of the 3rd
                                                                                            documentation, data …. Available on the contractor owned infoshare para. It is NOT required that it be a “standalone” software package. An integrated
                                                                                                                                                                  module within a larger development program (as long as it meets requirements for
                                                                                            website." Publishing this data to per NMCI. 10001.01.UJ0.E poses no government not to have to license, is not proprietary, etc.) is also acceptable.
                                                                                            problems. Paragraph, information Management, "The
                                                                                            contractor shall populate and maintain a secured, unclassified
                                                                                            website..." and paragraph, Infoshare Website. " Only
                                                                                            unclassified data shall be posted in the Inforshare Website." Do
                                                                                            these paragraphs modify the understanding of paragraph
                                                                                            such that we are not posting all DO documentation and data? Is it
                                                                                            possible that some courseware will be classified and hence not able
                                                                                            to be posted? Can the paragraph be rephrased to indetify exactly
                                                                                            what the Government wants posted ( perhaps delete "all" from

T78   Integrated Product Teams (IPTs)                   Draft SOW   13       "…and shall include at least one professional Instructional Systems           Classified and unclassified separately. Post all unclass on the
                                                                                            Designer". Please clarify what is intended by the word "professional"         secure (for IA reasons) unclassified website– discussion of
                                                                                            (e.g. university graduate, # of years experience, member of a                 classified has been revised in the SOW.
                                                                                            professional organization, etc.)
T79   ISD Standards                                     Draft SOW   22       "…. Digital Goods….All development, production and                            Does not have to be member of “professional” organization.
                                                                                            implementation products will be delivered as digital goods and                Expectation is someone who by education, training, and
                                                                                            reviewed, accepted and rejected using a contractor owned, browser             experience can address ISD type questions and related
                                                                                            based on-line management system….." The use of the term "all" in              discussions during IPT/IPR meetings.
                                                                                            this requirement seems to contradict other paragraphs defining that
                                                                                            classified data shall not be posted to on-line management system.
                                                                                            Please clarify which goods/products should be posted (as a
                                                                                            suggestion, potentially removing the word "all" may resolve this

T80   Requirements                                                  7            3          What "hardware, materials, facilities and equipment" do you                   SOW has been revised to address classified separately.
                                                                                            anticipate the contractor providing?
T81   Requirement dor DADMS Compliance for Contractor            clause   You specifiy that "contractor specific on-line management system              In general:
      Online Management System                                                   h          application for the Navy programs shall be DADMS approved". You               Spaces for meetings conferences
                                                                                            also specify in Section, Information Management, that the           Projection systems for briefings / meeting presentations
                                                                                            contractor- provided information management solution may only                 (preferred would be ability for dual projections)
                                                                                            require Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office on government                  Web access for personnel (wireless and Ethernet)
                                                                                            computers. Cany you clarify?                                                  Secure spaces for any classified material discussions
                                                                                                                                                                          Working areas when necessary for visitors (goes with the web
                                                                                                                                                                          Copy / print capability

T82   Contactors to provide Subject Matter Expertise?               1.4          2          Do you expect contractors to provide platform or domain subject               The intent is for the contractor to provide the on-line system
                                                                                            matter expertise as part of the contract or will the government               and not require the government to buy or install any other
                                                                                            provide SMEs?                                                                 software on an NMCI computer station in order to access the
                                                                                                                                                                          material. Therefore, the content must either run via the web
                                                                                                                                                                          from the contractor location or it must be something that can
                                                                                                                                                                          be downloaded and opened using the Microsoft Office suite
                                                                                                                                                                          (which can include Microsoft Project)

T83   CAD data for virtual ships model                  Draft SOW                           Is the virtual ship model part of the training courseware                     Contractor to provide SME as part of the contract.
                                                                                            development effort? If yes, will the government provide Computer-
                                                                                            Aided Design (CAD) or similar 3D models or data for the
                                                                                            development of this environment? One chart in brief indicates data
                                                                                            would be GFI, while another indicates data was stricly based on
T84   SW                                                                                    Does GFI include an API to tactical/operational software running on           The model / structured environment will be provided.
                                                                                            CryEngine model?                                                              Government should provide appropriate 3D models of elements
                                                                                                                                                                          that have already been built. Beyond the RCO console on the
                                                                                                                                                                          bridge no other functionality has been built into any existing 3D
                                                                                                                                                                          componants. Contractor may therefore be required to build 3D
                                                                                                                                                                          models of some elements while GFI may be available for others.

T85   Government Documents                                          4           2.1         Recommend adding the LCS Front End Analysis to the list of                    There is no plan to include tactical/operational software.
                                                                                            government documents.                                                         Where such software interaction is needed for training it will
                                                                                                                                                                          model the existing software in HSI terms (what the student
                                                                                                                                                                          sees) and not in actual terms (what is happening behind the
                                                                                                                                                                          human/system interface).
T86    Government Documents                                                4          2.1           Recommend adding the LCS Job Duty Task Analysis (JDTA) data to      Included in SOW revision.
                                                                                                    the list of government documents.
T87    Government Documents                                                4          2.1           Recommed adding Style Guide, Personnel Qualification Standards      Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
                                                                                                    (PQS), Job Qualification Requirements (JQR), Operational Sequencing
                                                                                                    System (OSS) procedures, Operational Casuality Control (OCC)
                                                                                                    procedures, and Planned Maintenance System (PMS) procedures (as
                                                                                                    listed on page 3, 1.5.3 - Analysis Products and References)

T88    Government Documents                                                5          2.1           MIL-HDBK-881A, dated 30 July 2005, is hereby cancelled. MIL-STD-     Yes, however the statement in the SOW will read "IAW the
                                                                                                    881C, dated 3 October 2011, "Work Breakdown Structures for           CDRL". The MIL-STD-881C will be updated in the DOD
                                                                                                    Dedense Material Items, "supercedes MIL-HDBK-881A.                   Specifications & Handbooks section of the SOW.

T89    Government Documents                                                5          2.1           NAVEDTRA 130B was not found at Assist site.                          Will be corrected in follow on SOW
T90    Government Documents                                                6          2.1           "https://ile-help.nko.navy.mil/ile/index.aspx" does not list         Will be corrected in follow on SOW
                                                                                                    aformentioned references.
T91    Government Documents                                                6          2.1           OPNAVINST 1500.76A has been superceded by OPNAVINST                  Will be corrected in follow on SOW
T92    Government Documents                                                7          3.1           What is the basis for the 4500 hr. estimate?                      Analysis of Scope now estimates 3500 hours which is based on
                                                                                                                                                                      an expected percentage of each level of courseware and the
                                                                                                                                                                      Independent Government Cost Estimate cost associated with
                                                                                                                                                                      that level of courseware equaling a number in line with the
                                                                                                                                                                      planned budget.
T93    Government Documents                                                 9         3.1           Where can the "approved instructional strategy" be found?         Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
T94    Government Documents                                                11         3.1           How often is the IMP delivered?                                   Once per Delivery Order. Subsequent revisions may be required
                                                                                                                                                                      if IMP processes are changed (normally through agreement
                                                                                                                                                                      with the government)
T95    Government Documents                                                12         How can an IMS be produced for the proposal when products will be A representative set of requirements/information will be
                                                                                                    awarded as IDIQ?                                                  provided so that a "representative" IMS can be constructed as
                                                                                                                                                                      part of the bid process.
T96                                                                        14       What is the default company/web host/tool that should be used for None specifiedby the Government - but Sharepoint is not a bad
                                                                                                    the InfoShare Website (e.g. SharePoint)?                          one generally.
T97    Operations Security                                                 15        Reference Not Found                                               Will be corrected in follow on SOW
T98    IA                                                                  16        Reference Not Found                                               Will be corrected in follow on SOW
T99    Content Integrity                                                   17         Reference Not Found                                               Will be corrected in follow on SOW
T100   Learning Content Design/Production Decsion Conference               20         Learning Content Design/Production Decsion Conference             Not a question

T101   Content Review                                                      21         What level of SME (e.g. ship crew) will be provided prior to and     The Government will make very attempt to provide reasonable
                                                                                                    during curricula development?                                        access to Accomplished Performers from the ship but such
                                                                                                                                                                         access can not be garaunteed due to training/operational
T102   Data Gathering Trips                                                21         Recommend dropping requirement for government representative         Not a question, the submission is noted.
                                                                                                    during all data-gathering trips.
T103   Data Gathering Trips                                                21         Recommend adding "whenever LCS ship is available" to list of         The Government will make very attempt to provide reasonable
                                                                                                    facilities contactors are allowed to visit for data-gathering"       access to Accomplished Performers from the ship but such
                                                                                                                                                                         access can not be garaunteed due to training/operational
T104   ISD Standards                                                       23         Why is SIPRNet being referenced?                                     Will be corrected in follow on SOW
T105   Learning Objectives Validation                                      25        How is the contractor anticipated to validate previous analysis      Will be corrected in follow on SOW, shipboard validation will
                                                                                                    results?                                                             not be required of the development contracter.

T106   Overview and Guidance                                               26        Is there a higher level of instructional stategy above the           Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
                                                                                                    "Instructional Design Strategy (Lesson Specification)" ?
T107   Learner Assessment Package                                          28        "How is content loaded into the LMS? By whom?                        Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
T108   Government Content Acceptance Testing                               29         Is there an approved LMS for LCS? Is it AtlasPro?                    Yes
T109   Curriculum Pilot/Instructor Training                                30         Unclear if paragraph refers to government teaching curricula or      Research continues, answer to follow in later updates.
                                                                                                    observing contactor conduct of Pilot.
T110   Licensing/Ownership Rights                                                    1.7.2          Some subcontractors will assert limited data rights to proprietaryContractors (and subcontractors) shall not develop using
                                                                                                    data.                                                             anything that requires “proprietary” rights. That is specifically
                                                                                                                                                                      prohibited by the SOW/Contract clauses. If the subcontractor
                                                                                                                                                                      insists on limited rights then they can not be considered for
                                                                                                                                                                      participation on your proposal team at the risk of being
T111   General 02                                                                                   Is "earned value" a requirement?                                  Due to the FFP nature of these contracts EVM will not be
T112   GFI                                                     Draft SOW   3    1.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.2   Will awardee be provided with GFI such as respective ship frame   It is anticipated that the model / structured environment will
                                                                                                    (LCS 1 or LCS 2) or Mission Module schematics, diagrams, Computer provide 3D models of elements that have already been built.
                                                                                                    Assisted Design (CAD) information required to generate Virtual    CAD drawings will be available if needed.
                                                                                                    World Environments necessary to respond to Rapid Delivery Orders? Research continues, clarification to follow in later updates.
                                                                                                    Please detail what types of GFI will be provided to the awardee.
C1    Small Business NAICS Code                 Pre-Solicitation Conference Slide                  What were the two NAICS codes you are considering for Small              541330 - Engineering Services; and 541511 - Custom Computer
                                                                                                   business?                                                                Programming Services
C2    Sources Sought - Area 4                                                                      Sources Sought identified a fourth requirement Area in the SOW to        No, this requirement will not be part of the final RFP. The
                                                                                                   purchase, install, and test electronic training systems and              current plan is to revisit the requirement in FY13, possibly under
                                                                                                   instructional spaces in San Diego, Mayport, and Norfolk. Does the        one of the NAWCTSD Multiple Award Contracts (MACs), such as
                                                                                                   Government intend to make this requirement part of the final RFP?        Training Systems Contract (TSC) III or Training Data Products
                                                                                                   If not, will it come out via separate solicitation?                      Contract (TDPC).

C3    ETS                                       Pre-Solicitation Conference                        Area 4 announced under Sources Sought no longer appears as part of The current plan is to revisit the requirement in FY13, possibly
                                                                                                   draft SOW. What is anticipated acquisition strategy and plan to    under one of the NAWCTSD Multiple Award Contracts, such as
                                                                                                   purchase, install, test electronic training system for LTFs?       Training Systems Contract III or Training Data Products Contract.

C4    Electronic Classrooms                                                                        What is the status of the Electronic Classroom requirement? It was       The current plan is to revisit the requirement in FY13, possibly
                                                                                                   listed in the Sources Sought Notice, but not in the draft SOW.           under one of the NAWCTSD Multiple Award Contracts, such as
                                                                                                                                                                            Training Systems Contract III or Training Data Products Contract.

C5    LCS Training - Draft SOW - 1.0 Scope      DRAFT SOW Section 1.0               1      1       Did Area 4 from the Sources Sought Notice get rolled into the other      No, it was removed at this time to be revisited in FY13, possibly
                                                                                                   three areas?                                                             under TSC III or TDPC MAC.
C6    Delviery Schedule                         DRAFT SOW                           10   Will the Government provide a notional delivery schedule for the         Final delivery schedules will be specified within each Delivery
                                                                                                   courseware development efforts (LCS1, LCS2, and Mission Modules)         Order (D.O.).
                                                                                                   with the final RFP or will schedule be specified with the delivery
C7    LCS Training Courseware Development       DRAFT SOW                           1     1.1      "The goal is to structure and award three contracts that will support    Unknown at this time.
                                                                                                   rapid delivery order for each variant/module." What is the
                                                                                                   estimated number of Delivery Orders?
C8    LCS Solicitation vehicle. Why not TDPC?                                                      The requirements of this LCS SOW appear nearly identical by process      No, TDPC MAC will not be used for this requirement. The
                                                                                                   and requirement to those contained in the recently solicited             reason is because of the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quanity
                                                                                                   NAWCTSD Training Data Products Contract (TDPC), N61340-11-R-             (ID/IQ) structure required to meet these requirements and issue
                                                                                                   0010, which is due for award prior to the anticipated release of this    FFP D.O.s. As the TDPC MAC is an ID/IQ, this would result in an
                                                                                                   LCS RFP. Is the government considering using TDPC as the means to        ID/IQ within an ID/IQ, which is not allowable.
                                                                                                   conduct and award this LCS Training Course Development
C9    DRAFT RFP                                                                                    When are the DRAFT RFP comments due?                                     To be determined.
C10   Award Schedule (Areas 1, 2, & 3)                                                             Does the Government anticipate a staggered award schedule for the        The plan is to award concurrently.
                                                                                                   3 resulting awards, or will they be awarded concurrently?

C11   Acquisition Strategy                      Pre-Solicitation Conference Slide                  3 FFP contracts - single awardee. Will each FFP IDIQ be awarded to a Three stand-alone awards will be made, and one Prime could
                                                                                                   different prime, or can one prime win more than one contract?        win more than one contract.

C12                                                                                                Will the Government accept alternative proposals? E.g., a single   At this time, the answer is No, but this is still under discussion.
                                                                                                   proposal that addresses two or more curriculum areas that leverage
                                                                                                   efficiencies and prove advantageous to the Government.

C13   Small Business                                                                               How is the size standard being decided; if decided, what is it? E.g.,    The size standard is based on the North American Industry
                                                                                                   $7M, 500 employees, etc.                                                 Classification System (NAICS) code applicable to the
                                                                                                                                                                            requirement. The NAICS for this requirement is 541330, with a
                                                                                                                                                                            size standard of $27M for Military and Aerospace Equipment.

C14   Acquisition Strategy                                                                         One solicitation, three single awards. Does the Government plan to Three stand-alone awards will be made, and one Prime could
                                                                                                   make three awards to three different contractor teams or can one   win more than one contract.
                                                                                                   team win more than one award?

C15   Teaming                                                                                      Will the final RFP allow for teaming at the IDIQ level, or will Primes   Yes, teaming arrangements are anticipated to be allowed.
                                                                                                   be required to submit based solely on their own qualifications and
                                                                                                   past performance?
C16   Procurement mechanics                                                                        1. Request Government provide update procurement timeline,               1. Information requested is provided with the Pre-Solicitation
                                                                                                   including DRFP, Industry Day, RFP release, proposal turnaround time,     Conference slides.
                                                                                                   contract award.                                                          2. Draft RFP will not include L&M.
                                                                                                   2. Does the Government intend to release a full draft RFP, including     3. Firm-fixed-price per training content hour and level is being
                                                                                                   sections L and M?                                                        procured.
                                                                                                   3. Request Government discuss proposal cost volume requirements.         4. Plan is for an initial D.O.
                                                                                                   4. Will there be a sample task or initial DO?                            5. Will be based upon SOW, CDRLs, and technical requirements
                                                                                                   5. What will be basis for our fixed price proposal?                      documents provided in RFP.

C17   Sources Sought                                                                               Is it still the Government's intent tot require the prime to perform no The 50% rules is not applicable to Full & Open competitions.
                                                                                                   less than 50% of the effort? If so, at what level (contractually) will  That rule is applied to small business set-aside procurements,
                                                                                                   the assessment be made?                                                 where the Limitations on Subcontracting clause, FAR 52.219-14,
                                                                                                                                                                           is incorporated.
C18   Cost Proposal                                                                        Request the Government provide an estimate of the anticipated split      Expectation is 100% firm-fixed-price for training content, but
                                                                                           between Fixed Price vs. Cost type Delivery Orders over the duration      may have an allowance for incidental travel under a COST (no
                                                                                           of this contract.                                                        fee) CLIN.
C19                                                                                        Will the draft RFP contain Sections L and M?                             No.
C20                                                                                        Will Government conduct necessary peer review per NAVAIR                 We will not have sufficient opportunity to conduct the
                                                                                           guidance for competitive acquisitions to allow inclusion of sections L   necessary peer review prior to releasing the DRAFT RFP,
                                                                                           & M in draft RFP? This would enable feedback to enable release of        therefore the DRAFT RFP will not include Sections L & M.
                                                                                           improved quality Final RFP.
C21                                                                                        Regarding the Sources Sought, did the Government receive at least 2      No, the Government did not have at least two small business
                                                                                           qualified small business responses?                                      respondents who were evaluated as being capable of satisfying
                                                                                                                                                                    the scope of the requirements.
C22                                                                                        Have you considered asking OEMs to sign Associate Contractor             Yes, this is still being reviewed internally, but it will require
                                                                                           Agreements? Wouldn't this make the competition more fair and             coordination with NAVSEA.
                                                                                           eliminate some unfair advantages/OCI concerns?

C23   OEM coordination                                 Pre-Solicitation Conference Slide   Please explain what the Government's perspective is on how the           Associate Contractor Agreements are being contemplated, but
                                                                                           OEMs will be compelled to provide their proprietary information to       requires coordination with NAVSEA as they awarded the hull
                                                                                           other competitors.                                                       production contracts.
C24   Access to OEM Data                               Last page of Out Brief              How do you ensure a "level playing field" if all teams require access    Associate Contractor Agreements are being contemplated, but
                                                                                           to OEM data? If OEMs do not team with more than one Prime,               requires coordination with NAVSEA as they awarded the hull
                                                                                           competition is almost eliminated.                                        production contracts.
C25   Awardees required to have access to OEM data &   Conference Slide - last one.        1. This needs to be explained in much more detail. Will the              The intent of that slide was to inform potential offerors that
      partnership with OEMs.                                                               Government provide specific list of OEM Access/Partnership               early relationships are encouraged in order to facilitate access
                                                                                           requirements?                                                            to information. The Government is evaluating the propriety of
                                                                                           2. What does Partnership mean? Legal implications? Teaming               associate contractor agreements (ACA), if any, but no final
                                                                                           Agreement?                                                               determination has been made at this time. Once a
                                                                                                                                                                    determination has been made, the Government will provide
                                                                                                                                                                    potential offerors that determination at or before issuance of
                                                                                                                                                                    the final RFP. Since the terms of an ACA are by and between
                                                                                                                                                                    non-Government entities, legal implications are dependent
                                                                                                                                                                    upon the terms of any established agreement and are the
                                                                                                                                                                    responsibility of the non-Government entities.
C26   OCI & GFI                                                                            1. What type of OCI constraints will be associated with this             1. Any OCI constraints are still being evaluated.
                                                                                           opportunity?                                                             2. The determination has not been made to exclude any
                                                                                           2. Will hull builders be OCI'd out of training requirements?             offerors from the competition, but potential OCI concerns are
                                                                                           3. What information will be GFI?                                         being evaluted to determine necessary steps to avoid, mitigate,
                                                                                                                                                                    or neutralize OCI issues.
                                                                                                                                                                    3. GFI is still be determined.
C27   Rapid Delivery Order                             Pre-Solicitation Conference Slide   Would you clarify the rapid delivery order process?                      The expectation is that a training content hour, at each of the
                                                                                                                                                                    four levels, will be pre-priced on a FFP basis. Upon issuance of a
                                                                                                                                                                    D.O., the Government will order a certain number of training
                                                                                                                                                                    content hours, along with the necessary technical documents
                                                                                                                                                                    needed to develop courseware. This would be ordering a pre-
                                                                                                                                                                    priced Quantity of training content hours.

C28   Associate Contractor Agreements (ACA)                                                Are the OEMs required to put in a place an ACA with prospective          Yes.
                                                                                           Prime if asked? Otherwise, it would seem the OEMs have an unfair
                                                                                           competitive advantage.
C29   Specific Award Criteria                                                              Given this is a single solicitation with individual awards for each of   The plan is to include language within the RFP that allows
                                                                                           the three areas, can a prime specify a single area to be considered      offerors to specify for which of the Areas their proposal is
                                                                                           for, or by default is a prime considered for all 3 areas with specific   applicable.
                                                                                           area selection by the Government?
C30   Associate Contractor Agreements (ACA)                                                Given a prime must have a relationship with each of the OEMs, are  An ACA clause would be incorporated within the RFP,
                                                                                           Associate Contractor Agreements (ACA) required to be in place with identifying with which company(ies) an Agreement would need
                                                                                           each OEM in order to bid?                                          to be placed, but the actual ACA occurs after award of a
                                                                                                                                                              contract. Again, use of an ACA requirement is still being
C31   General                                                                              How will the proposal be evaluated (weighted)?                     To be determined.
C32   Small Business Requirements                                                          1. What is the Small Business requirement for this full and open   2. The Small Business goals are still being determined. Industry
                                                                                           competition?                                                       is being asked to provide their feedback on appropriate goals by
                                                                                           2. This is now listed as a Multiple Award contract with an unknown 02 Dec 2011 to the contract specialist and contracting officer.
                                                                                           number of awards. How will the number of awards be determined? 2. This requirement is actually three single-award, ID/IQ
                                                                                                                                                              contracts, not a Multiple Award Contract.
C33   OCI for OEMs   When does government expect to provide guidance to potential            Potential OCI concerns are being evaluted to determine
                     offerors regarding Organizational Conflict of Interest for the Original necessary steps to avoid, mitigate, or neutralize OCI issues.
                     Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)? This information is critical to
                     evaluate respective offeror’s equal access to information such as
                     ship-frame and mission module schematics and drawings necessary
                     to construct Virtual World environments in e-learning level 3 and 4

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