DISA Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI)

Summary

On July 31, 2019 Solers Inc. (“Solers”) became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Peraton Inc. (“Peraton”). Solers, the legal entity that holds this contract, remains unchanged as a result of the transaction.

Solers, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Peraton was awarded a contract under the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA’s) Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Full and Open (F&O) competition pool to provide the complex IT engineering required to design, develop and deliver new DISA and DoD-provided IT capabilities. After initial fielding, it is envisioned that new IT capabilities provided by SETI contractors will be sustained under ENCORE III.

Sponsoring Agency: Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Admin Contracting Office: DITCO-Scott
Available Order Types: CPFF, CPIF, CPAF, FFP, FPIF, T&M
For use by: All Federal Government agencies

  • Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity Task Order contract
  • Services provided in both CONUS and OCONUS
  • Full range of labor categories
  • $7.5B SETI Contract Ceiling

The goals of this IDIQ are to streamline the acquisition process, have one tool that is available for DISA’s developmental engineering requirements, and to provide developmental engineering expertise to the DoD. This method will reduce both acquisition timelines as well as cost. Other goals for SETI include improved quality of contract performance and consistent terms and conditions across the contract awards and the individual task orders. A major feature of this acquisition is to foster, develop, and encourage innovation with the goal to reduce costs, timelines, and provide innovative solutions to deliver capable, reliable, and consistent products and services to our warfighters.

SETI’s Performance Work Statement includes eight performance areas. The following are those task areas:

Task Area 1: Systems Engineering
The objective of the Systems Engineering (SE) task area is to establish the technical framework for delivering materiel capabilities to the warfighter. SE ensures the effective development and delivery of capability through the implementation of a balanced approach with respect to cost, schedule, performance, and risk using an integrated, disciplined, and consistent process. The scope will include system of systems to the fullest extent possible and wherever applicable.

Task Area 2: Design Analysis Engineering
The objective of the Design Analysis Engineering task area is to analyze and refine requirements using various methodologies throughout the life-cycle of the system. Focus areas within the Design Analysis Engineering task area include engineering assessment, pilots and initiatives, modeling and simulation, and systems analysis and investigation.

Task Area 3: Systems Architecture

The objective for the Systems Architecture task area is to develop integrated enterprise architecture from the enterprise level down through the solution level and across solution level architectures. The scope of the task includes, but is not limited to, the development of the architecture, ensuring conformance to standards, and performing audits/assessments of the architectures and associated systems. The Contractor shall use the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), and/or other framework(s), as specified by the Government.

Task Area 4: Software Systems Design and Development
The objective of the Software Systems Design and Development task area is to design, develop, sustain, synchronize and modernize systems to meet the needs of the nation’s warfighters, national level leaders, and mission and coalition partner organizations. Focus areas within the Systems Design and Development task area include software engineering and software development.

Task Area 5: Systems Integration

The objective of the Systems Integration task area is to bring together component subsystems and ensure that those subsystems function as a whole. System elements (including software items, hardware items, manual operations, and other systems, as necessary) are integrated to produce a complete system that will satisfy the system design in the Agency’s needs and expectations expressed in the system requirements.

Task Area 6: Systems Test and Evaluation

The objective of the Systems Test and Evaluation (T&E) task area is to adequately demonstrate performance in the expected operational environment with realistic T&E events; manage and mitigate risks during development; provide feedback to the Program Manager on the progress of the design process and on the product’s compliance with contractual and operational requirements; evaluate the ability of the system to provide effective combat capability, including its ability to meet its validated and derived capability requirements; inform decision makers throughout the program life cycle; provide decision makers with knowledge to measure progress, identify problems, and to characterize system capabilities and limitations, and manage technical and programmatic risks; verify the ability of the system to achieve KPPs and that initial system production and deployment and Operational T&E (OT&E) can be supported.

Task Area 7: Systems Deployment and Life-cycle Engineering

The Objective of the Systems Deployment and Life-cycle Engineering task area is to effectively move a system element or system to the next phase and/or to its intended environment, encompassing the preparation for fielding the system to appropriate customers and users, and develop and implement enterprise performance-based logistics strategies that optimize total system availability while minimizing cost and logistics footprint. Focus areas within the Systems Deployment and Life-cycle Engineering task area include deployment support, life-cycle engineering support, technical planning, policy and standards, and information technology service management (ITSM).

Task Area 8: Special Systems Engineering Requirements
The objective of the Special Systems Engineering Requirements task area is to provide engineering support for specialized environments currently within the DoD mission space. Notwithstanding these specialized requirements, the Contractor shall be able to perform systems engineering activities for all legacy, current, and future DoD IT missions. For any future DoD IT missions, the Contractor shall obtain any skills, knowledge and abilities needed to apply systems engineering expertise in support of those missions. Failure to do so may render the Contractor ineligible for task order awards requiring systems engineering support applied to the new DoD IT mission area.