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Control No. Subject Reference Page or Slide Para./Bullet Revised SOW Para Question Answer / Bullet 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 220.127.116.11.6 1 18.104.22.168.3.1 In SOW Section 22.214.171.124.14, is it your intent that the Learner Yes, Performance training of specific tasks should encompass 126.96.36.199.3.3 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 30 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 "….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 courseware....". 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 21 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 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. 22.214.171.124.12, 126.96.36.199.13? 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 para) "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 environment? 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 15 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206.6 Section 220.127.116.11 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. classified? 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 Module. 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 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 SOW 126.96.36.199 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 those? 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 25 188.8.131.52.4 184.108.40.206.1.1 Paragraph 220.127.116.11.4 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 18.104.22.168 Section 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199 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 24 188.8.131.52 N/A Paragraph 184.108.40.206 indicates management system will be provided by AtlasPro the Government. Has LMS been indentified yet? Is this the Enterprise LMS (Atlas Pro) mentioned in 220.127.116.11 (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. /module? 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 18.104.22.168 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 references. 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. modules? T53 Government Content Acceptance Testing and Final Inspection SOW Paragraphs 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 Draft 29 188.8.131.52 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 (Oct11) T56 Clarification of Trainee Guide Content Draft SOW 28 184.108.40.206.15 220.127.116.11.5 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 it? 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 18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124.6 Pre-test and Post-Tests 25 126.96.36.199.6 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 188.8.131.52.6 ISD Standards 184.108.40.206.6 Has the Navy created a single repository for ADL-R and will Research continues, answer to follow in later updates. contractos have access? T65 220.127.116.11.6 IA Draft SOW 18.104.22.168.6 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. integration? T68 WBS reference 12 item k 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199, 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 188.8.131.52, 21 There are several references to a contractor provided online review Online review of courseware will be preferred for Unclassified 184.108.40.206.12, capability/LCS review management system..(220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168.12, materials. We will research what technological limitations may 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199) 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 14 188.8.131.52.3 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 184.108.40.206 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 24 220.127.116.11 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 18.104.22.168.14 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 22.214.171.124.2 "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 126.96.36.199.3, information Management, "The contractor shall populate and maintain a secured, unclassified website..." and paragraph 188.8.131.52.6.4, Infoshare Website. " Only unclassified data shall be posted in the Inforshare Website." Do these paragraphs modify the understanding of paragraph 184.108.40.206.2 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 paragraph 220.127.116.11.2)? T78 Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) Draft SOW 13 18.104.22.168 "…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 22.214.171.124 "…. 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 contradiction)? 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 126.96.36.199. 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 188.8.131.52.3, 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 access) 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 relationships? 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 1500.76B 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 12 184.108.40.206 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 14 220.127.116.11.6.2 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 18.104.22.168.2 Reference Not Found Will be corrected in follow on SOW T98 IA 16 22.214.171.124.6 Reference Not Found Will be corrected in follow on SOW T99 Content Integrity 17 126.96.36.199 Reference Not Found Will be corrected in follow on SOW T100 Learning Content Design/Production Decsion Conference 20 188.8.131.52 Learning Content Design/Production Decsion Conference Not a question T101 Content Review 21 184.108.40.206 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 commitments. T102 Data Gathering Trips 21 220.127.116.11 Recommend dropping requirement for government representative Not a question, the submission is noted. during all data-gathering trips. T103 Data Gathering Trips 21 18.104.22.168 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 commitments. T104 ISD Standards 23 22.214.171.124 Why is SIPRNet being referenced? Will be corrected in follow on SOW T105 Learning Objectives Validation 25 126.96.36.199.3 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 26 188.8.131.52.11 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 28 184.108.40.206.14 "How is content loaded into the LMS? By whom? Research continues, answer to follow in later updates. T108 Government Content Acceptance Testing 29 220.127.116.11 Is there an approved LMS for LCS? Is it AtlasPro? Yes T109 Curriculum Pilot/Instructor Training 30 18.104.22.168 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 disqualified. 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 22.214.171.124 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 orders? 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 solicitation? 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 determined. 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 courseware.
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