SECTION C Descriptions and Specifications




The work under this contract shall be performed in accordance with the following Performance Work Schedule.







The contractor shall provide the Command and Control Systems Department (Code 5.3) with the necessary engineering and technical support services in the Modeling and Simulation competency area in support of the following Communities of Interest (COI): Acquisition, Training, Analysis, Planning, Testing and Evaluation, and Experimentation.


1.   Background.


SSC-C supports customers and sponsors in the Navy, Department of Defense (DoD), Joint Programs Office, and other Federal Agencies. The Command and Control Department (Code 5.3) provides program management, software development, systems engineering, operational planning, technical expertise, technical support and management in support of SSC-C and its customers. In order to provide these services, knowledge, expertise and experience in M&S policies and practices of M&S that supports Acquisition, Training, Analysis, Planning, Testing and Evaluation, and Experimentation is essential. Specifically, Code 5.3 provides SSC-C customers and sponsors with program knowledge and experience in operation of Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems: subject matter experts (SME’s) for joint military operations; and, providing simulation operators, engineers, and technical support personnel required to conduct M&S activities. M&S activities include, but are not be limited to, Exercise Support, Verification, Validation and Accreditation (VV&A) activities, Campaign Analysis, Acquisition, Planning, and Training Support.


To keep pace with advances in commercial technology while lowering procurement and life-cycle costs, the government has committed itself to reducing the number of military standards and specifications used in its procurement processes, while relying more on commercial standards and practices. Using the recommended commercial standards and practices, the government will be able to ensure M&S capabilities are provided to the customer in a timely manner.


2.   Scope.


Work to be performed will be accomplished through issuance of individual task orders. Tasks will specify efforts in one or more of the following technical support areas: Program Management, Systems Engineering, Operational M&S Support, Strategic Planning and Policy Support, and M&S Software Development, M&S IT Support, Logistics, and Training. Executed task statements shall reference one or more technical areas and define the objectives, scope, individual sub-tasks to be accomplished and required deliverables. No work will commence on a task until the task order has been approved and signed by the Government Procuring/Administrative Contracting Officer (PCO/ACO).






In accordance with the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994, all military and government specifications and standards have been eliminated from this PWS, but all work and resulting products shall be accomplished using the most acceptable industry standards and best commercial practices. This does not relieve the contractor from responsibility of meeting these requirements and in fact makes the contractor more liable to provide a quality service and/or product. All work and resulting products shall be accomplished by the contractor using the most acceptable industry standards and commercial practices, unless specified otherwise in the Delivery/Task Order. It is the contractor’s responsibility to meet these requirements and provide quality service and/or products. Unless otherwise specified, the document’s effective date of issue is the date on the request for proposal. Additional applicable documents may be included in specific Delivery/Task Order. Below is a list of suggested specifications, standards and military instructions applicable to this PWS.


a. Specifications/Standards.


IEEE/EIA 12207.1 Software Life Cycle Processes – Life Cycle Data

MIL-HDBK-831 Preparation of Test Reports


NISO-Z39.18Scientific and Technical Reports – Elements, Organization, and Design


ISO 9000 (Series) Quality Management and Quality Assurance Standards

MIL-STD-3022 Verification, Validation and Accreditation Documentation


2.   Other


DOD 5000.59 M&S Management


DOD 5000.61 Verification, Validation, and Accreditation


DOD 5010.12 Procedures for the Acquisition and Management of Technical Data


OPNAVINST Department of the Navy Automatic Data Processing

5239.1A Security Program Instruction


OPNAVINST Department of the Navy M&S Management



SECNAVINST Department of the Navy Modeling and Simulation Program



SECNAVINST Verification, Validation, & Accreditation (VV&A)

40.   of Models and Simulations


DI-MSSM-81750 Data Item Description; Department of Defense (DOD) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Accreditation Plan


DI-MSSM-81751 Data Item Description; Department of Defense (DOD) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Verification and Validation (V&V) Plan


DI-MSSM-81752 Data Item Description; Department of Defense (DOD) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Verification and Validation (V&V) Report


DI-MSSM-81753 Data Item Description; Department of Defense (DOD) Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Accreditation Report




The contractor shall provide support within the parameters specified in each individual Task Order. Executed task orders shall each have their own Performance Work Statement/Objectives that will reference one or more technical areas, which are specified in the following sub-paragraphs.


1.   Program Management.


The contractor shall be able to provide program management support at the sponsor level and at the contract level. Regardless of the level of support, the ultimate objective is ensuring the government’s requirements are met on schedules and within costs.


Program management and other essential personnel must be in place at the time of contract award to preclude delays in on-going projects/programs.


1.   Program Support


Some programs shall require a contractor to work closely with the government project manager and support the needs of the program at the sponsor level. As directed in task orders, coordination of meetings, preparing budget drills, developing agenda items, attending high-level meetings, generating minutes, and tracking action items may be required. Program support may require significant coordination and interface with various DoD and non-DoD activities located in and out of CONUS.


3.1.2 Contract Administration and Management


The Program Manager (PM), shall work closely with the government Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), and if assigned, the Delivery Order Contracting Officer’s Representative (DOCOR) to coordinate all tasks on this contract. The PM shall be ultimately responsible for ensuring the contract administration is productive and meets all government contracting requirements. The contractor shall be responsible for providing any required support documentation in a timely manner so as to not disrupt the contract award process. To address urgent requirements, the contractor shall have processes established in order to provide all necessary documentation and resources any time during the day in order to facilitate a timely Delivery Order (DO) award or modification. During the life of each task order, the PM shall initiate periodic reviews with the government project engineer. Inadequate contract management support can adversely affect a contractor’s annual performance rating.


2.   Contract Documentation Support


The PM shall be responsible for ensuring that all contract deliverables are tracked and submitted on time throughout the life of contract. The following documents are typical, but not limited to:




3.   Earned Value Management System (EVMS)


The Contractor shall establish, maintain, and use in the performance of this contract, an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) in accordance with ANSI/EIA-748. Although the EVMS is not required to be validated, the Government (COR/DOCOR) will determine the level of EVM compliance on a delivery order basis. The EVMS shall be capable of the following:



3.1.5 Project Management M&S Planning


Project Management M&S Planning tasking includes but is not limited to;





3.2 Modeling and Simulation Systems Engineering Support:

The contractor shall provide support services for M&S planning, analyses and studies, requirements identification, design, documentation development, test and integration and systems engineering technical support


3.2.1 M&S Concept Planning


The contractor will be required to conceptualize, plan and develop M&S systems in support of DoD objectives. The contractor must have working knowledge of legacy and current simulations and provide leadership in development of future simulations. Tasking includes but is not limited to;



2.   M&S Analysis and Studies


The contractor shall provide support services to conduct engineering studies and analyses, trade studies, technology assessments, and special interest studies. The support shall include but not be limited to the following:



2.   M&S Requirements Identification and Analysis


The contractor shall provide support services to include but not be limited to the following:




3.2.4 M&S Design


The contractor shall develop C4ISR simulation interfaces to allow the core simulation federation to simulate and to be controlled by real world C4ISR systems. Identify requirements for Simulation-C4ISR system interactions, develop detailed planning for systems interfaces (OSD’s), and identify areas for software improvements. Additional tasks include but are not limited to:



5.   M&S Documentation Development


The contractor shall provide technical writing support services to produce technical and user documentation. The support shall include but not be limited to the following:



5.   M&S Integration, Test and Evaluation


Design and conduct systems integration testing of C4ISR and simulation systems. Identify testing requirements through coordination with various domain experts and systems engineers, develop test schedules and detailed test plans to verify systems performance and interfaces, identify manpower requirements for test events, coordinate administrative details and logistics for test events, direct on-site test events to include conducting daily test coordination meetings, overseeing and monitoring test events, tracking progress and generating daily and post-test event wrap up reports.


The contractor shall provide support services to conduct systems integration testing and to confirm the accuracy, completeness, and conformance of test requirements, test objectives, test plans and schedules. The support shall include but not be limited to the following;




5.   M&S Systems Technical Engineering Support





3.2.8Systems Configuration Support


The contractor shall provide system configuration support for information systems as required for experimentation and/or training event execution. Includes system configuration, hardware management, and network services configuration (email, web, etc.). Tasking includes but is not limited to;



3.3 Operational Modeling and Simulation


The contractor shall be fully qualified in the federation of live, constructive & virtual environments required to support experimentation. Must be proficient in architecture development and able to provide real-time at-sea simulation of live C4ISR systems from simulation centers ashore and afloat, interfacing over satellite networks. The contractor shall provide technical support and subject matter expertise for simulation planning, installation, integration, testing, systems administration and experiment execution. The contractor will provide operators with expertise to both carry out planned scenarios and make adjustments to meet changing operational requirements during exercises. For purposes of the Department of the Navy, the Fleet Synthetic Training Events using JSAF as part of the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) provides the context for the following training and support requirements. For purposes of the Department of Defense, the Joint National Training Capability (JNTC) provides the context for the following training and support requirements.


3.3.1 Event Execution Support


The contractor shall provide simulation and C4ISR support for execution of Exercises, other M&S experiments and demonstrations (such as I/ITSEC). Taskings include but are not limited to;




3.3.2 Event Design Support Requirements


The contractor must have experience in logistics systems and operations for coordination of simulation and logistics C4ISR systems. The contractor shall provide simulation and C4ISR support for event design of Exercises, other M&S experiments and demonstrations. Taskings include but are not limited to;





3.4 Strategic Planning and Policy Support


The contractor shall provide analysis and recommendations in order to define and develop functional IT capabilities and organizational policies and procedures in accordance with Navy, Joint and Federal directives. Contractor shall provide support to SSC-C to ensure strategic alignment of resources and business processes to attain NMSO programmatic goals. Taskings include but are not limited to;





3.5 Modeling & Simulation Software Development and Support


For each software development type delivery order, the contractor shall define a software development approach appropriate for the computer software effort to be performed under the task order. This approach shall be documented in a task order level Software Development Plan (SDP). The contractor shall follow this SDP for all computer software to be developed or maintained under this effort (CDRL A017).


The SDP shall define the offeror’s proposed life cycle model and processes used as a part of that model. In this context, the term “life cycle model” is as defined in IEEE/EIA Std. 12207.0. The SDP shall describe the overall life cycle and shall include primary, supporting, and organizational processes based on the work content of the required task order. In accordance with the framework defined in IEEE/EIA Std. 12207.0, the SDP shall define the processes, the tasks which support the activities, and the techniques and tools to be used to perform the tasks. Because IEEE/EIA Std. 12207 does not prescribe how to accomplish the task, the offeror must provide this detailed information so the government can assess whether the offeror’s approach is viable.


The SDP shall contain the information defined by IEEE/EIA Std. 12207.1, section 5.2.1 (generic content) and the Plans or Procedures in table 1 of IEEE/EIA Std. 12207.1. In all cases, the level of detail shall be sufficient to define all software development processes, activities, and tasks to be conducted. Information provided must include, as minimum, specific standards, methods, tools, actions, strategies, and responsibilities associated with development and qualification.


Knowledge and experience in the software development of Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF) software to support Fleet Synthetic Training Events software is essential.

For purposes of the Department of the Navy, the Fleet Synthetic Training Events using JSAF as part of the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) provides the context for the following simulation and software development support requirements. For purposes of the Department of Defense, the Joint National Training Capability (JNTC) provides the context for the following training and support requirements.



1.   Simulation Support


Provide trained and proficient operators in software simulations. The government desires trained and proficient operators in the Joint Semi Automated Forces (JSAF) software. This support is critical to operate a robust simulation capable of providing enhancements and simulation support for experimentation, demonstrations, and exercises, as required. The contractor shall develop and conduct operations with the Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF) simulation and utilize the federated simulations of the NWDC Core of federated simulations, including associated C4ISR systems. NWDC Core Federated systems include JSAF, the NWDC JSAF C4ISR Interface Device, Multi-Link Tactical Data Link Simulation Trainer (MLST3), GCCS-M, UAVsim, MUSE, AutoSIGs, Land Attack Warfare System, and the necessary HLA to DIS interfaces. Taskings include but are not limited to;



3.5.2 Software Development


The contractor shall provide support services for the design, development, engineering, installation, testing, analysis and maintenance of software. The contractor shall be required to participate in meetings to determine requirements, define project scope, and review project status. The contractor shall provide software development and engineering services including but not limited to the following;




3.6 Modeling and Simulation IT Support

Provide support to the Navy’s M&S Communities to meet their M&S IT and data needs and objectives by enabling M&S interoperability, reuse, and efficiency. This effort will connect common and cross-cutting M&S data across RDA, Analysis, and Training by federating the means to search across existing authoritative data sources and repositories using and conforming to net centric standards. Taskings include but are not limited to those which ensure credibility and confidence with the application of M&S results throughout the Navy and DoD.



3.7 Logistics


The Logistic support will be an integral part to the Modeling and Simulation effort, tracking, and shipping of M&S hardware and equipment for Limited Objective Experiments, Fleet Exercises, Laboratory Integration, and Technical Trade Shows. The Logistic support will include, but is not limited to the following:



3.8 Training


The contractor shall design, plan and implement a variety of training scenarios to train individuals in the use of live, constructive & virtual simulations to support M&S experimentation. Taskings include but are not limited to;






4.1 Quality Assurance Program.


Upon contract award, the Prime contractor shall have and maintain a quality assurance process that meets contract requirements and program objectives while ensuring customer satisfaction and defect-free products/process. The quality system shall be documented and contain procedures, planning, and all other documentation and data necessary to provide an efficient and effective quality system based on their internal auditing system. The quality system shall be made available to the government for review at both a program and worksite services level during predetermined visits. Existing quality documents that meet the requirements of this contract may continue to be used. The Contractor shall also require all subcontractors to possess a quality assurance and control program commensurate with the services and supplies to be provided as determined by the Prime’s internal audit system. The Government reserves the right to disapprove the Contractor’s and/or subcontractor’s quality system or portions thereof when the quality system(s) fails to meet contractual requirements at either the program or worksite services level. The Government reserves the right to participate in the process improvement elements of the contractor’s quality assurance plan as needed. At minimum, the contractor’s quality system shall meet the following key criteria:



4.2 Quality Management Documentation.


In support of the contract’s Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan/Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (QASP/CPARS) (see Contract Attachment A), the contractor shall provide the following documents: 10 days after issuance of Task Order: Integrated Master Schedule (CDRL A018); Monthly: Contractor CPARS Draft Approval Document (CDAD) Report (CDRL A019).



4.3 Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).


Task orders shall require the contractor to have processes in place that shall coincide with the government’s quality management processes. As required, the contractor shall use best industry practices including ISO/IEC 15288 for System life cycle processes and ISO/IEC 12207 for Software life cycle processes. The contractor shall provide technical program and project management support that will mitigate the risks to successful program execution including employment of Lean Six Sigma methodologies in compliance with SSCC requirements and with the SSC Engineering Process Office (EPO) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) program. As part of a team, the contractor shall support projects at SSCC that are currently, or in the process of, being assessed under the SSC EPO CMMI program. The contractor shall be required to utilize the processes and procedures already established for the project and the SSC EPO CMMI program and deliver products that are compliant with the aforementioned processes and procedures.


4.4 Program Reviews.


The contractor shall conduct informal contract status reviews, for each functional task and subject to the approval of the Government, with Government personnel, at a Government designated location (Government Project Office or Contractor’s Facility). The reviews shall be conducted as directed by the Government and shall include as a minimum; cost and schedule control, technical performance, problems and their proposed solutions, and changes in project personnel



5.1 Facilities

The nature of the work required by the proposed contract will require close liaison. Therefore, the contractor’s facility in which the majority of the work under the contract is performed must be located within a 20-mile radius of North Charleston, South Carolina or Norfolk, Virginia. The facility shall accommodate sufficient resident professional staff to provide quick reaction capability to time-sensitive requirements. The facility must have adequate buildings or equipment sufficient for performance of the work required under individual task orders. Supervision, management and administration of the contractor’s present or proposed facility shall be within the geographical location requirement herein.


Contractors located outside the 20-mile radius shall submit a letter of intent to establish a facility within the specified radius. The letter of intent must: (1) state the proposed facility(s) will be available and operational within 30 days after contract award; and (2) describe the geographic location of the proposed facility(s), along with a description of the facility(s) to be offered. The below-listed facilities are required.

5.1.1 Secure Storage in Office Facilities

No classified storage area will be necessary for this contract.

5.1.2 Secure Laboratory Area

Security constraints necessary to support integration, test and evaluation functions require that the contractor shall have laboratory space certified by the Defense Investigative Service (DIS) as a “secret closed area” in accordance with DOD 5220.22-M.

5.1.3 Conference Area

Technical and management meetings, reviews, discussions, system evaluations, etc., will be required. These efforts shall be designed by the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) or Delivery Order COR or the Contract SSC-C Engineer for the particular task order and may consist of telephone conversations, electronic mail, face-to-face meetings. As directed under the individual task orders, the contractor will be required to provide the necessary meeting facilities to support meetings such as the Operator Advisory Group (OAG), Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings and those mentioned above.

5.2 Personnel Security Approvals


Some of the individual task orders issued against this contract may require personnel having Top Secret/Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearances. The requirement for personnel to have a TS/SCI clearance will be made on a case-by-case basis at the government’s request. All KEY personnel performing under this contract must have, or be able to obtain, at least a Secret clearance.



6.0 Travel Requirements.


The contractor shall be required to travel to locations within the Continental limits of the United States (CONUS) as well as sites outside the Continental limits of the United States (OCONUS) both shore and afloat as identified in each individual Delivery/Task Order issued as appropriate. Contractor employees who deploy to locations that require immunizations must do so in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 6205.4, Department of the Navy (DON), and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston, Instruction (SPAWARSYSCENCHASINST) 12910.1. The contractor shall submit all requests for visitation to the COR for processing at least one week before departing for work site. The work under this contract shall be performed at the following places of performance:


1.   Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWARSYSCEN), Charleston, SC.

2.   Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC), Newport, RI.

3.   Contractor facilities in Charleston, SC, or Norfolk, VA.

4.   Various CONUS and OCONUS locations as required by the specific tasking contained in the delivery order.





The contractor shall ensure all deliverables, data, correspondence, etc., are provided in a manner consistent with the spirit and intent of SECNAVINST 5216.5 and Navy Style Manual formats. The data shall be provided on hard copy, and on electronic media such as CD-ROM, 2M or larger USB flash drive or Zip Disk. All data shall be provided in a format that is compatible with SSC-C Charleston corporate standard software configuration and Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) as specified. Contractor shall conform to SSC-C corporate standards within 30 days of contract award unless otherwise specified. The Contractor is referred to Navy Instructions (e.g. SECNAVINST 5216.5) and Navy Manuals (e.g. Navy Style Manual).


a. Word Processing Microsoft Word

b. Technical Publishing PageMaker/Interleaf/SGML

c. Spreadsheet/Graphs Microsoft Excel

d. Presentations Microsoft PowerPoint

e. Graphics PICT/CGM

f. Scheduling Microsoft Project

g. Drawings - Vector AutoCAD/Visio

h. Geographic Information System (GIS) ArcInfo/ArcView


The contractor shall provide the following documentation deliverables as applicable and as required in the individual delivery orders:
























Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan/Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (QASP/CPARS)


Contract Attachment A



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