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Support Services for Office of the Deputy Garrison Commander for Transformation (DGC-T) And Transformation Office And U.S. Army Accessions Command. -- Fort Knox, Kentucky

Company:

Vertical Horizons One, Inc.

Project Title/Location:

W9124D-07-C-0053  Title: Support Services for Office of the Deputy Garrison Commander for Transformation (DGC-T) And Transformation Office And U.S. Army Accessions Command, (USAAC G4/8) Fort Knox, Kentucky, Ft. Knox, KY 40121-5720

Name of Contracting Activity/Owner:

Army Contracting Agency / U.S. Department of The Army / U.S. Dept. of Defense

Date of Award:

08-27-07

Contract Term:

8-31-12

Contract Type (FFP/CPAF/etc.):

Firm Fixed Fee-Labor Hours {Fixed hourly rates Materials at cost}

Contract Value (per year) at Award:

$644,476.80

Percent of Contract Value (per year) for which your firm is responsible:

100%

Contract Value @ Completion (Indicate # of modifications):

$3,497,999.60

Actual Completion Date:

08-31-2012

Award Completion Date:

8-31-12

Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

J. Meeks; 502-(O)

Program Manager Name, Telephone/Fax number:

J. Ogden; 502-(O) & C. Wilson: 502-(O) 502-(F)

Admin Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

R. Torres; 502-(O)

List of Major Subcontractors:

Broadband Technologies, Crop., Lubbock Branch, 6703 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424

Description of Project:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Contracted Advisory and Assistance (CA&AS) Support Services to Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) executive high-level Planning and Analysis for the relocation and redistribution of Combat Forces and Force Multipliers, including logistical operations of Land, Air and Sea Forces.  In a highly publicized “Global Realignment” of strategic forces by the United States Government (USG) for the purpose of the implementation of Military Power after Political efforts have failed on a Worldwide basis.   The Base Realignment and Closure Commission’s 2005 (BRAC-05) Recommendations were approved by the United States Congress in 2004 thus being refined and set into Public Law in March of 2005.  Global Defense Applications for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the desperate Worldwide U.S. Army Commands including Joint Forces and Multi-Nationals, are affected by the passage of said regulation for the purposes of the DoD to be in a more advantageous position to better meet the threat of the Global War on Terror (GWOT) and the evolving Air-Land Battle Net-Centric Battlespace; including, the migration of Space and Cyber Battle-field Weaponry.  Vertical Horizons One, Inc. was contacted by Army Contracting Agency (ACA) Ft. Knox and was awarded this Contract on a Sole-Source basis because of it’s past performance with the 1993 BRAC and the successful privatization of the “Aerospace Guidance and Metrology Center” which was and remains the main repair depot for the majority of the inventory of precision guided weapons systems (PGWS).  The client(s) under this Contract are to be United States Army (USA); Ft. Knox Office of the Deputy Garrison Commander for Transformation (DGC-T) And Transformation Office -And-U.S. Army Accessions Command, (USAAC) to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource and Logistics Management, (G4/8), Fort Knox, Kentucky, 40121-5720.  The main focus of the requirement was to bring about the most efficient means to accelerate the Base Realignment and Closure Commission’s 2005 (BRAC-05) requirements for the Fort Knox Garrison and Ft. Knox Installation.  The Transformation of the Army and the Combat Fighting Land Forces with Ft. Knox, KY being at the heart of the “Total Transformation” of the United States Army.   Using state-of-art professional services tools and techniques to establish and maintain efficiencies within the Commands main focus in the Warfighter’s Mission are an operational plan and the drafting of the “Master” Operations Order (OPORD) including analytical mathematical tabling using reverse regression for the enhancement of coordination and business processes that must be implemented.   Use of computerized business networks in the workload performance aiding in fostering enhanced support capacity. The Department of Army (DA) primarily wanted to have “seasoned professional expertise support functions” used in a reliable, methodical, scientific manner to implement the required and needed tasks to bring about the necessary technologies and reduce road-blocks, relating to the accomplishment of further developments in accomplishment of the BRAC. VHO introduction offering of CA&AS product; included planning, scheduling, monitoring and general analysis support to DA/DGC-T/USAAC/G4/8 for the “Advanced Planning & Thinking” required, utilizing Engineering and Information Technology (IT) Leadership for assigned usage.  VHO applied its knowledge, skills, methods, tools and techniques to a broad range of professional support requirement activities in order to meet the requirements of assigned interaction mandates with the Federal Government.  VHO in Cooperation with it’s employees/consultants and subcontractor assigned Four (4) Retired Military Army Officers, all had obtained the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Army) with Two (2) United States Military Academy Graduates, heading the Operational Cells as Project Leader 2’s under VHO’s MOBIS Labor Categories; the Cells were completed by Technical Leader 1’s with comparable levels of Management & Logistics Expertise, in bringing about the “knowledge pool” on this effort which implemented management methods, tools and techniques to include: (1) Development of the BRAC Operations Order (OPORD) for the Ft. Knox Installation that included “In-coming & Out-going” Branch Affiliation Schools, Commands, Headquarters, Directorates, Facilities, and Redistribution of Forward Deployed Units in Korea, Europe and State-side assignments for activation of the Infantry Brigade Combat Team(s) (BCT) at Ft. Knox, KY, including Unit Stationing Analysis Summaries, as one of the major components of the Total Transformation (2) provided Operational and Financial Analyses to establish means to Optimize and Accelerate timelines of the requirements, in accordance with the Transformation and change management outlined under the Army Modular Force (AMF) dynamics and the Policies laid out in the Global Defense Posture Realignment (GDPR) and the Army Campaign Plan Policies to "Readiness" that includes Troop & Family Results Transformation. (3) Provided Case Files Management, (4) enhancement of Professional Logistics Planning Design and Mathematical Graphics to enhance visual understanding in presentation sciences, utilizing electronic design technologies that enable Operational Manpower Management and Training under INSCOM, FORSCOM, TRADOC and Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) support assistance, training and financial requirement including advanced coordination and time tables, (5) provided Classified Document Marking and Storage, (6) develop databases tracking to support the effort within the Cells in the Garrison/Command’s thrust area and targeted group’s timelines, (7) provide audit accountability to the program, (8) provided Advisory Support for Operations at a Secret Location in the day-to-day common work areas {this is a yearly requirement included in the terms of the contract}. (9) The primary purpose and objective of this tasking is to support the “Transformation of Our Beloved Army” for the requirements of the Army in the Years 2012 to 2020, these tasks are paramount for Global Nation Defense and United States of America Interests into the early Quarter of the 21st Century, and to bring greater efficiency capabilities to the Warfighter. 
Vertical Horizons One supplied Professional CA&AS support analysis to the effort and using scientific methodology to the systemic plan for the DGC-T USAAC G4/8 to the benefit of the Leadership/Researchers/Office Holders. In addition to the technical requirements, VHO’s approach included: (1) developing the planning documentation for the project, (2) developing the Work Breakdown structures and requirements, (3) providing detailed current technological advancement liaison between the effected workforce, and the Government, (4) maintaining communications between all parties, (5) assuming the role of project/contract management, (6) providing tracking and control information to the customer, (7) ensuring quality management activities, and (8) maintaining automated tools recordings and support.

Provide the functions performed by your firm and describe the relevance of this project to the solicitation:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Administrative Support Services techniques, scheduling, for improving and monitoring and general support to Support Services for Office of the Deputy Garrison Commander for Transformation (DGC-T) And Transformation Office And U.S. Army Accessions Command, (USAAC G4/8) Fort Knox, Kentucky, Ft. Knox, KY 40121-5720 Senior Leadership and Staff. VHO supplied product that performed the following activities in support of the (DGC-T/USAAC G4/8) Programs Office which included: (1) Contracted Advisory & Assistance Systems (CAAS) being primary support systems activities; encompasses troop & material mobilization, funding integration, systems enhancement and support services. VHO assessed the availability of current expert workforce, performed due diligence of qualifications, parlayed on-site recruitment activities of existing experts in the field and the surrounding area, entered into negotiations with the Government allowing for the expert workforces to initiate clearances for uninterrupted work in the job slotted that had been designated.  Four (4) job slots had to be placed with New Personnel in the ‘New Contract” Sole-Source requirement of this contract. VHO established data collections systems and activities/processes in use at that time; (1) assessed industry performance standards; establish feasibility of data collection processes and systems; support database management processes; and developed completion of a plan of action which included milestones and implementation schedules, (2) developed quality assurance plan for system implementation; assessed and developed work breakdown structures; conducted surveys to determine actions completed, problems encountered, coordination of actions to be completed, review of milestones accomplished, document reviews, and reports;  (3) assisted the USA/Ft. Knox Garrison/DGC-T/USAAC-G4/8 Program Manager in technical evaluation support activities, (4) provided technology enhancement analysis in support of USA/Ft. Knox Garrison/DGC-T/USAAC-G4/8 Program activities.  Statement of Work, Pages 29-33 Paragraphs 5.0 SPECIFIC TASKS 5.1-5.10 & 5.2-5.2.10 6 DELIVERABLES., and Page 26 Actions C.4.f. Item Numbers Reference 1-1.

Describe the problems encountered by your firm & the corrective actions taken:

None

Awards:

(enter text – awards)

Information Systems Management Websense Enterprise v6.1 for U.S. DoD Unified Command. -- MacDill AFB, Florida

Company:

Vertical Horizons One, Inc.

Project Title/Location:

FA4814-06-P-128 Title: Information Systems Management Websense Enterprise v6.1 for U.S. DoD Unified Command, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command (HQ USSOCOM SONC-J6-B) MacDill AFB, FL

Name of Contracting Activity/Owner:

General Services Administration 6th Contracting Squadron, MacDill AFB

Date of Award:

4-7-06

Contract Term:

10-9-06

Contract Type (FFP/CPAF/etc.):

FFP GSA Schedule 70 (IT/IS) GS-35F-0395N

Contract Value (per year) at Award:

$24,500

Percent of Contract Value (per year) for which your firm is responsible:

100%

Contract Value @ Completion (Indicate # of modifications):

$24,500 w/options for renewal FY07

Actual Completion Date:

10-9-06

Award Completion Date:

10-9-06

Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

SSgt D. Abert, USAF; 813- (O)

Program Manager Name, Telephone/Fax number:

R. Doty; 813- (O)

Admin Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

J. Ely; 813- (O)

List of Major Subcontractors:

None

Description of Project:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Information Systems Programs Management to prevent excessive Internet misuse that can be dangerous, especially when it comes to the potential drain on network performance. The systems use are added and cost effective extra line of defense against inappropriate Internet use by deploying Websense Enterprise employee Internet management (EIM) software. The Command primarily wanted to protect itself, its personnel, soldiers, sailors and airmen from potential legal liabilities and risks to National Defense & Security of unmanaged Internet use and attempts to breach National Defense Threat Counter-Measures.  The growing threat of Active Information Data Gathering by Foreign Agents and Terrorist Organizations is on the rise using advancing technology and the protection of the Websense Enterprise v6.1.Product is explained below in the Network Agent Application that Protects & Blocks the User. USSOCOM also wanted to avoid the productivity and bandwidth drains associated with surfing personal Web sites on the global reach of the Unified Command’s Internet connections. VHO offered for product introduction that included planning, scheduling, monitoring and general support to HQ USSCOM SONC-J6-B Information Technology (IT) leadership for assigned usage.  VHO applied its knowledge, skills, methods, tools and techniques to a broad range of Internet Protection activities in order to meet the requirements of assigned requirements.  These requirements crossed organizational lines and affected over 4,000 Users that will require use of IT Systems. URL and Malicious Code to include Spyware protections were included to increase productivity, reduce legal liability and reduce the need to buy more bandwidth in inter-organizational ISM management methods, tools and techniques to include: (1) develop and maintain systems ISM, that would Filter, Optimize and Protect (2) develop a marketing strategy for the ISM, (3) provide technical support assistance and training, (4) develop databases tracking to support the ISM, and (5) provide audit accountability to the program. The primary purpose and objective of this tasking was to bring greater efficiency expand enhancement capabilities opportunities through Management, Organizational Business Improvement Services (MOBIS), with emphasis on Information Technology Systems Management at the request of the General Services Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration under the 8(a) Business Development Program and the U.S. Special Operations Command.
Vertical Horizons One has supplied expertise to USSOCOM and has chosen to install the Websense Enterprise (core product) and the Websense Security Filtering Module (also known as Security PG) to protect 4,000-Users from the following Internet Threats: 
USSOCOM Personnel are protected and blocked from Parent Categories (which have been continuously scanned using deep granular methods, identified, collected and categorized) as containing the following security threats:  Malicious Websites, Spyware, Phishing and Other Frauds, Potentially Unwanted Software, Bot Networks, and Keyloggers.
Bot networks – Sites that host the command-and-control centers for networks of bots that have been infiltrated into users’ computers. (Excludes web crawlers)
Keyloggers -- Sites or pages that download programs that run in the background recording all keystrokes, and which may also send those keystrokes (potentially including passwords or confidential information) to an external party.
Malicious Websites -- Sites that contain code that may intentionally modify end-user systems without their consent and cause harm.
Phishing and Other Frauds -- Sites that counterfeit legitimate business sites for the purpose of eliciting financial or other private information from users.
Potentially Unwanted Software – Sites that use technologies that alter the operation of the user's hardware, software, or network in ways that diminish his control over the user experience, privacy, or the collection and distribution of personal information.
Spyware -- Sites or pages that download software that, without the user's knowledge, generates HTTP traffic (other than simple user identification and validation).
USSOCOM has installed the (1) Websense Enterprise v6.1 with Functionality Modules and (2) Websense Bandwidth Filtering Module Security Premium Group (PG); (3) Bandwidth PG; (4) Productivity PG to benefit 4,000-Users.
Vertical Horizons One supplied Websense URL Screening and Filtering software for 4000 Users.  In addition to the technical requirements, VHO’s approach included: (1) developing the planning documentation for the project, (2) developing the Work Breakdown Structures and requirements, (3) providing detailed liaison between a supplier, and the Government, (4) maintaining communications between all parties, (5) assuming the role of program/contract management, (6) providing tracking and control information to the customer, (7) ensuring quality management activities, and (8) maintaining automated tools recordings and support.

Provide the functions performed by your firm and describe the relevance of this project to the solicitation:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Information Systems Management Software, scheduling, monitoring and general support to GSA/US Special Operations Command senior IT leadership and Staff. VHO supplied product that performed the following activities in support of the Chief of Staff (USSOCOM) Information Technology Program Office which included: (1) protection of all IT primary systems activities; encompasses military mobilization, force integration, systems development and training. With more than 4,000 Web-enabled soldier, sailors and airmen and civilians, the Command already had an Internet policy in place. However, it needed a means of enforcing that policy with a thorough and accurate filtering solution. After testing several competing products, including Cyber Patrol and Surfwatch ProServer, S-TNOSC found that Websense Enterprise offered the most complete database and was the easiest software to install, configure and maintain. VHO assessed the availability of data collections systems and activities/processes in use at that time; assessed industry performance standards; establish data collection processes and systems; determine baseline costs; support database management processes; and developed completion of a plan of action which included milestone and marketing schedules, (2) developed quality assurance plan for system implementation; assessed and developed work breakdown structures; conducted surveys to determine actions completed, problems encountered, coordination of actions to be completed, review of milestones accomplished, and document reviews;  (3) assisted the GSA/ HQ USSCOM SONC-J6-B Information Technology (IT) leadership U.S. DoD Unified Command Program Manager in technical evaluation support activities, (4) provided cost analysis in support of HQ USSCOM SONC-J6-B IT Program activities.  Statement of Work, Paragraphs 3.1.1, a., b., c., d., e., C.4.f. and 252.219-7009 Section 8(a) Direct Award, Columbus District Office (SBA office code 0593; Item Numbers 0001 & CLIN 0001 POP 09-APR-2006 TO 09-OCT-2006.

Describe the problems encountered by your firm & the corrective actions taken:

None

Awards:

(enter text – awards)

Administrative Support Services for the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, WPAFB. -- Dayton, Ohio

Company:

Vertical Horizons One, Inc.

Project Title/Location:

FA8601-06-D-0004  Title: AFRL/MLPJ Administrative Support Services for the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, WPAFB, OH 45433 -5309

Name of Contracting Activity/Owner:

U.S. Department of The Air Force/ AFRL/MLPJ 88th CONS/PKA

Date of Award:

12-27-05

Contract Term:

1-9-11

Contract Type (FFP/CPAF/etc.):

Time &Materials-Labor Hours {Fixed hourly rates Materials at cost}

Contract Value (per year) at Award:

$539,737.08

Percent of Contract Value (per year) for which your firm is responsible:

100%

Contract Value @ Completion (Indicate # of modifications):

$2,913,099.08

Actual Completion Date:

01-09-2011

Award Completion Date:

1-9-11

Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

J. Holbrook;  937-(O)  937- (F)

Program Manager Name, Telephone/Fax number:

MAJ. M. Berent; 937-(O)

Admin Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

M. Hart; 937-(O)

List of Major Subcontractors:

Kenton Trace Technologies, LLC.  1930 N. Lakeman Drive, Suite 105E, Bellbrook, OH 45305

Description of Project:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Administrative Support Services Systems to high technology Defense Applications for the Department of Defense in the U.S. Air Force Material Commands, Air Force Research Laboratory, (AFRL) Hardened Materials Directorate (MLPJ). Using state-of-art professional services tools and techniques to establish and maintain efficiencies with in the Commands main focus in the Warfighter’s Mission an operational plan for the enhancement and business processes have been implemented. Use of computerized business networks in the workload performance aiding in fostering enhanced support capacity. The Department of Air Force (USAF) primarily wanted to have administrative support functions used in a reliable, methodical, scientific manner to implement the required and needed apparatus to bring about the necessary technologies and reduce road-blocks, relating to the accomplishment of further developments in Hardened Materials Research. VHO offered for product introduction that included planning, scheduling, monitoring and general support to USAF/AFRL/MLPJ & Information Technology (IT) leadership for assigned usage.  VHO applied its knowledge, skills, methods, tools and techniques to a broad range of professional support requirement activities in order to meet the requirements of assigned interaction mandates with the Federal Government.  VHO in Cooperation with it’s employees and subcontractor on this effort implemented management methods, tools and techniques to include: (1) Secretarial Support established to improve process flow that would foster growth, (2) provided Financial Analyses establishing means to Optimize and Protect Economic budget requirements, (3) provided Case Files Management, (4) provide Professional Graphics Design and Graphics/Audiovisual Creative Inspiration to enhance visual understanding in presentation sciences, utilizing electronic design technologies that enable technical support assistance and training, (5) provided Classified Document Marking and Storage, (7) develop databases tracking to support the effort within the Laboratory in the Hardened Materials thrust area and targeted groups, (8) provide audit accountability to the program, (9) provided Annual Convention/Conference Meeting Support for AFRL High Level Staffer and Command dignitaries at a Secret Location in the Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Area {this is a yearly requirement included in the terms of the contract}. The primary purpose and objective of this tasking was to support advanced research in the use of harden materials and bring greater efficiency capabilities to the Warfighter. 
Vertical Horizons One supplied administrative support analysis to the effort and using scientific methodology to the systemic plan for the AFRL/MLPJ to the benefit of the researchers. In addition to the technical requirements, VHO’s approach included: (1) developing the planning documentation for the project, (2) developing the Work Breakdown structures and requirements, (3) providing detailed current technological advancement liaison between the effected workforce, and the Government, (4) maintaining communications between all parties, (5) assuming the role of project/contract management, (6) providing tracking and control information to the customer, (7) ensuring quality management activities, and (8) maintaining automated tools recordings and support.

Provide the functions performed by your firm and describe the relevance of this project to the solicitation:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Administrative Support Services techniques, scheduling, for improving and monitoring and general support to USAF/AFRL/MLPJ Senior Leadership and Staff. VHO supplied product that performed the following activities in support of the (AFRL/MLPJ) Hardened Materials Office Programs Office which included: (1) Contracted Advisory & Assistance Systems (CAAS) being primary support systems activities; encompasses technology mobilization, funding integration, systems enhancement and support services. VHO assessed the availability of current incumbent workforce and negotiations with the Government allowed for the incumbent workforces continued uninterrupted work in the job slotted that had been held.  Only one (1) job slot had to be replaced with New Personnel in the follow-on contract. VHO established data collections systems and activities/processes in use at that time; (1) assessed industry performance standards; establish feasibility of data collection processes and systems; support database management processes; and developed completion of a plan of action which included milestone and marketing schedules, (2) developed quality assurance plan for system implementation; assessed and developed work breakdown structures; conducted surveys to determine actions completed, problems encountered, coordination of actions to be completed, review of milestones accomplished, and document reviews;  (3) assisted the USAF/AFRL/MLPJ Program Manager in technical evaluation support activities, (4) provided technology enhancement analysis in support of USAF/AFRL/MLPJ Program activities.  Statement of Work, Paragraphs 3.1.1, a., b., c., d., e., and C.4.f. Item Numbers Reference 1-1.

Describe the problems encountered by your firm & the corrective actions taken:

None

Awards:

(enter text – awards)

Development of an Operational Plan for the USDA in the Southwest Border Region Small Business Development Initiative. -- Washington, DC

Company:

Vertical Horizons One, Inc.

Project Title/Location:

GS-10F-0336N -41635  Title: Development of an Operational Plan for the USDA in the Southwest Border Region Small Business Development Initiative Washington, DC

Name of Contracting Activity/Owner:

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Date of Award:

3-18-05

Contract Term:

6-17-05

Contract Type (FFP/CPAF/etc.):

FFP Contract 01-IA-0801-111 & NRCSA-3A75-1-124

Contract Value (per year) at Award:

$50,279.40

Percent of Contract Value (per year) for which your firm is responsible:

100%

Contract Value @ Completion (Indicate # of modifications):

$50,279.40

Actual Completion Date:

6-17-05

Award Completion Date:

6-17-05

Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

T. Lambert; 703-(O)

Program Manager Name, Telephone/Fax number:

J. Ware; 202-(O) 202-(F)

Admin Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

L. Epstein; 215-(O)

List of Major Subcontractors:

WolffTech, LLC.

Description of Project:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Management, Organizational Business Improvement Services (MOBIS) Systems Programs Management to develop an operational plan for the enhancement and business development for the United States Southwest Border Region, especially when it comes to the potential growth of Computerized Business network performance in fostering New and emerging Small Businesses. The systems use are the systemic proposed and effectively and efficiently technology build-out of added and cost effective extra lines of high-speed internet connection for the entrances of Small Business into the Federal Marketplace.  The Department of Agriculture (USDA) primarily wanted to have an idea and scientific plan to implement the required and needed apparatus to bring about the necessary technologies and state of economic condition of road-blocks, present realities that Small Business faces in the Cyber-World of Modern Business dealing with The Federal Government Procurement System. VHO offered for product introduction that included planning, scheduling, monitoring and general support to USDA MOBIS & Information Technology (IT) leadership for assigned usage.  VHO applied its knowledge, skills, methods, tools and techniques to a broad range of Internet requirement activities in order to meet the requirements of assigned interaction mandates with the Federal Government to be a bon-I-fide Federal Contractor.  These requirements crossed organizational lines and affected over 33,000,000 residents of the Region that will require use of IT Systems. VHO in Cooperation with it’s lead consultants on this effort implemented management methods, tools and techniques to include: (1) develop and maintain economic measurement to establish “as is” conditions and where impediments exist that would hinder growth, (2) established means to Optimize and Protect Economic Development (3) develop a marketing strategy for the Region, (4) provide guidelines of electronic enablement for technical support assistance and training, (5) develop databases tracking to support the effort within the Region and targeted groups, and (6) provide audit accountability to the program. The primary purpose and objective of this tasking was to bring greater efficiency expand enhancement capabilities opportunities through Management, Organizational Business Improvement Services (MOBIS), with emphasis on Information Technology Systems Management Development of an Operational Plan for the USDA in the Southwest Border Region Small Business Development Initiative at the request of the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C. Headquarters.
Vertical Horizons One supplied detail study analysis to the effort and scientific methodology to the systemic plan for the USDA to consider the benefits of immediate implementation. In addition to the technical requirements, VHO’s approach included: (1) developing the planning documentation for the project, (2) developing the Work Breakdown Structures and requirements, (3) providing detailed current technological advancement liaison between the effected population, and the Government, (4) maintaining communications between all parties, (5) assuming the role of program/contract management, (6) providing tracking and control information to the customer, (7) ensuring quality management activities, and (8) maintaining automated tools recordings and support.

Provide the functions performed by your firm and describe the relevance of this project to the solicitation:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Technology Systems Management Advisory Technique, scheduling, Management, Organizational Business Improvement Services for monitoring and general support to USDA Senior Leadership and Staff. VHO supplied product that performed the following activities in support of the (USDA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Programs Office which included: (1) Contracted Advisory & Assistance Systems (CAAS) of Economic Development being primary systems activities; encompasses technology mobilization, funding integration, systems development and training. With more than 33,000,000 Web-enabled residents, as potential small business owners or workers, staff and students, the Department wanted a Developmental Plan that included Internet policy and connectivity in place.   VHO proposed a plan that institutes higher Internet policy and build-out that would be brought about by and thorough, accurate enhancement solutions.  VHO suggested donation and supply of surplus Federal Government Information Technology Assets that are close to becoming obsolete within the Federal Acquisition System and the transfer back to the Tax Payers whom are the potential Small Business owners and operators.  This transfer of assets offers the most complete solution for economic growth and was the easiest real-time strategy to benefit the USDA and the National Economy with the latest software installed, configured and maintain. VHO assessed the availability of data collections systems and activities/processes in use at that time; (1) assessed industry performance standards; establish feasibility of data collection processes and systems; support database management processes; and developed completion of a plan of action which included milestone and marketing schedules, (2) developed quality assurance plan for system implementation; assessed and developed work breakdown structures; conducted surveys to determine actions completed, problems encountered, coordination of actions to be completed, review of milestones accomplished, and document reviews;  (3) assisted the USDA OSDBU Economic Development Systems Manager in technical evaluation support activities, (4) provided technology enhancement analysis in support of USDA OSDBU Program activities; (5) VHO is currently in negotiations and under discussions with Federal Officials to supply an additional Implementation Strategies Contract for the Proposed Initiatives listed in the Developmental Plan.  Statement of Work, Paragraphs 3.1.1, a., b., c., d., e., and C.4.f. Item Numbers Reference 1-1.

Describe the problems encountered by your firm & the corrective actions taken:

None

Awards:

(enter text – awards)

Project Management Office (PMO) for Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC). -- Columbus, Ohio

Company:

Vertical Horizons One, Inc.

Project Title/Location:

SP071004F0058 Title: Project Management Office (PMO) for Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC), Columbus, OH

Name of Contracting Activity/Owner:

Defense Supply Center Columbus,
 Attn: DSCC-PS DFAS-CO-TLCO                CODE: HQ0131

Date of Award:

3-04-04

Contract Term:

9-30-06

Contract Type (FFP/CPAF/etc.):

CPFF GSA Schedule 874 (MOBIS) GS-10F-0336N

Contract Value (per year) at Award:

$105,527 if extended first year $64,702

Percent of Contract Value (per year) for which your firm is responsible:

100%

Contract Value @ Completion (Indicate # of modifications):

$316,581 w/options

Actual Completion Date:

9-29-06

Award Completion Date:

9-30-06

Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

J. Miceli; 614- (O)

Program Manager Name, Telephone/Fax number:

Col. (Ret) C. Renfro

Admin Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

L. Dodson: 614- (O), 614- (F)

List of Major Subcontractors:

None

Description of Project:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Project Management Office for planning, scheduling, monitoring and general support to DSCC senior leadership for assigned projects.  He will apply his knowledge, skills, methods, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of assigned projects.  These projects will cross organizational lines and will require use of inter-organizational project management methods, tools and techniques to include: (1) develop and maintain an PMO, (2) develop a marketing strategy for the PMO, (3) provide technical assistance and training, (4) develop databases to support the PMO, and (5) provide audit accountability to the program. The primary purpose and objective of this tasking was to bring greater efficiency expand enhancement capabilities opportunities through Management, Organizational Business Improvement Services (MOBIS), with emphasis on Project at the digression of the Chief of Staff Defense Supply Center Columbus, Defense Logistics Agency.
Vertical Horizons One designed, developed, and maintained the PMO. In addition to the technical requirements, VHO’s approach included: (1) developing the planning documentation for the project, (2) developing the Work Breakdown Structures, (3) providing detailed liaison between a subcontractor, a major minority organization and the Government, (4) maintaining communications between all parties, (5) assuming the role of program management, (6) providing tracking and control information to the customer, (7) ensuring quality management activities, and (8) maintaining automated tool development and support.

Provide the functions performed by your firm and describe the relevance of this project to the solicitation:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Project Management planning, scheduling, monitoring and general support to DSCC senior leadership for assigned projects. VHO personnel performed the following activities in support of the Chief of Staff (DSCC) Program Office which included: (1) conducted all preliminary planning activities; assesses the availability of data collections systems and activities/processes in use at that time; assess industry performance standards; establish data collection processes and systems; determine baseline costs; support database management processes; and developed completion of a plan of action which included milestone and marketing schedules, (2) developed quality assurance plan for system implementation; assessed and developed work breakdown structures; conducted surveys to determine actions completed, problems encountered, coordination of actions to be completed, review of milestones accomplished, and document reviews;  (3) assisted the DSCC Program Manager in technical evaluation support activities, (4) provided cost analysis in support of DSCC Program activities.  Statement of Work, Paragraphs 3.1.1, a., b., c., d., e., and C.4.f.

Describe the problems encountered by your firm & the corrective actions taken:

Information Systems Management Office (ISM) for U.S. Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM). -- St. Louis, Missouri

Company:

Vertical Horizons One, Inc.

Project Title/Location:

96145ARO-02 Title: Information Systems Management Office (ISM) for U.S. Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM) St. Louis, MO

Name of Contracting Activity/Owner:

General Services Administration FEDSIM PERSCOM

Date of Award:

9-30-03

Contract Term:

11-4-05

Contract Type (FFP/CPAF/etc.):

FFP GSA Schedule 70 (IT/IS) GS-35F-0395N

Contract Value (per year) at Award:

$77,185

Percent of Contract Value (per year) for which your firm is responsible:

100%

Contract Value @ Completion (Indicate # of modifications):

$316,581 w/options

Actual Completion Date:

11-4-05

Award Completion Date:

11-4-05

Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

T. Leadon; 703- (O)

Program Manager Name, Telephone/Fax number:

D. Hill; 703- (O)

Admin Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

T. Twigg; 703- (O)

List of Major Subcontractors:

None

Description of Project:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Information Systems Programs Management to prevent excessive Internet misuse that can be dangerous, especially when it comes to the potential drain on network performance. The systems use are added and cost effective extra line of defense against inappropriate Internet use by deploying Websense Enterprise employee Internet management (EIM) software. The Command primarily wanted to protect itself and its personnel & soldiers from potential legal liabilities of unmanaged Internet use. But it also wanted to avoid the productivity and bandwidth drains associated with surfing personal Web sites on the fort's Internet connections. VHO offered for product introduction that included planning, scheduling, monitoring and general support to PERSCOM Information Technology (IT) leadership for assigned usage.  VHO applied its knowledge, skills, methods, tools and techniques to a broad range of Internet Protection activities in order to meet the requirements of assigned requirements.  These requirements crossed organizational lines and affected over 4550 Users that will require use of IT Systems. URL and Malicious Code to include Spyware protections were included to increase productivity, reduce legal liability and reduce the need to buy more bandwidth in inter-organizational ISM management methods, tools and techniques to include: (1) develop and maintain systems ISM, that would Filter, Optimize and Protect (2) develop a marketing strategy for the ISM, (3) provide technical support assistance and training, (4) develop databases tracking to support the ISM, and (5) provide audit accountability to the program. The primary purpose and objective of this tasking was to bring greater efficiency expand enhancement capabilities opportunities through Management, Organizational Business Improvement Services (MOBIS), with emphasis on Information Technology Systems Management at the request of the General Services Administration U.S. Army Personnel Command.
Vertical Horizons One supplied Websense URL Screening and Filtering software for 2300 Users at One Location and 2250 Users at the Second Location for a Two (2+) plus year period.  In addition to the technical requirements, VHO’s approach included: (1) developing the planning documentation for the project, (2) developing the Work Breakdown Structures and requirements, (3) providing detailed liaison between a supplier, and the Government, (4) maintaining communications between all parties, (5) assuming the role of program/contract management, (6) providing tracking and control information to the customer, (7) ensuring quality management activities, and (8) maintaining automated tools recordings and support.

Provide the functions performed by your firm and describe the relevance of this project to the solicitation:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Information Systems Management Software, scheduling, monitoring and general support to GSA/US Army PERSCOM senior IT leadership and Staff. VHO supplied product that performed the following activities in support of the Chief of Staff (PERSCOM) Information Technology Program Office which included: (1) protection of all IT primary systems activities; encompasses military mobilization, force integration, systems development and training. With more than 4,550 Web-enabled soldiers and civilians, the Command already had an Internet policy in place. However, it needed a means of enforcing that policy with a thorough and accurate filtering solution. After testing several competing products, including Cyber Patrol and Surfwatch ProServer, S-TNOSC found that Websense Enterprise offered the most complete database and was the easiest software to install, configure and maintain. VHO assessed the availability of data collections systems and activities/processes in use at that time; assessed industry performance standards; establish data collection processes and systems; determine baseline costs; support database management processes; and developed completion of a plan of action which included milestone and marketing schedules, (2) developed quality assurance plan for system implementation; assessed and developed work breakdown structures; conducted surveys to determine actions completed, problems encountered, coordination of actions to be completed, review of milestones accomplished, and document reviews;  (3) assisted the GSA/US Army PERSCOM IT Program Manager in technical evaluation support activities, (4) provided cost analysis in support of PERSCOM IT Program activities.  Statement of Work, Paragraphs 3.1.1, a., b., c., d., e., and C.4.f. Item Numbers 0001 & 0002.

Describe the problems encountered by your firm & the corrective actions taken:

Information Systems Management Office (ISM) for Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education (GDTAE). -- Atlanta, Georgia

Company:

Vertical Horizons One, Inc.

Project Title/Location:

09-06-02 GA DTAE  Title: Information Systems Management Office (ISM) for Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education (GDTAE) Atlanta, GA

Name of Contracting Activity/Owner:

Dept. of Tech. & Adult Education –GA DTAE

Date of Award:

9-6-02 Renewed 9-8-03

Contract Term:

9-12-04

Contract Type (FFP/CPAF/etc.):

FFP Contracts 41500-062-00000290780 & 41500-062-0000033001

Contract Value (per year) at Award:

$149,820 (2002)  $150,000 (2003)

Percent of Contract Value (per year) for which your firm is responsible:

100%

Contract Value @ Completion (Indicate # of modifications):

$299,820

Actual Completion Date:

9-12-04

Award Completion Date:

9-12-04

Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

L. Shugart; 404- (O)

Program Manager Name, Telephone/Fax number:

G. Catron; 404- (O)

Admin Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

 

List of Major Subcontractors:

None

Description of Project:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Information Systems Programs Management to prevent excessive Internet misuse that can be dangerous, especially when it comes to the potential drain on network performance. The systems use are added and cost effective extra line of defense against inappropriate Internet use by deploying Websense Enterprise employee Internet management (EIM) software. The Department primarily wanted to protect itself and its personnel & students from potential legal liabilities of unmanaged Internet use. But it also wanted to avoid the productivity and bandwidth drains associated with surfing personal Web sites on the fort's Internet connections. VHO offered for product introduction that included planning, scheduling, monitoring and general support to GA DTAE Information Technology (IT) leadership for assigned usage.  VHO applied its knowledge, skills, methods, tools and techniques to a broad range of Internet Protection activities in order to meet the requirements of assigned requirements.  These requirements crossed organizational lines and affected over 33,000 Users that will require use of IT Systems. URL and Malicious Code to include Spyware protections were included to increase productivity, reduce legal liability and reduce the need to buy more bandwidth in inter-organizational ISM management methods, tools and techniques to include: (1) develop and maintain systems ISM, that would Filter, Optimize and Protect (2) develop a marketing strategy for the ISM, (3) provide technical support assistance and training, (4) develop databases tracking to support the ISM, and (5) provide audit accountability to the program. The primary purpose and objective of this tasking was to bring greater efficiency expand enhancement capabilities opportunities through Management, Organizational Business Improvement Services (MOBIS), with emphasis on Information Technology Systems Management at the request of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education, State of Georgia.
Vertical Horizons One supplied Websense URL Screening and Filtering software for 33,000 Users at One Hundred and Two (102) Locations for a Two (2+) plus year period.  In addition to the technical requirements, VHO’s approach included: (1) developing the planning documentation for the project, (2) developing the Work Breakdown Structures and requirements, (3) providing detailed liaison between a supplier, and the Government, (4) maintaining communications between all parties, (5) assuming the role of program/contract management, (6) providing tracking and control information to the customer, (7) ensuring quality management activities, and (8) maintaining automated tools recordings and support.

Provide the functions performed by your firm and describe the relevance of this project to the solicitation:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Information Systems Management Software, scheduling, monitoring and general support to DTAE senior IT leadership and Staff. VHO supplied product that performed the following activities in support of the (GA DTAE) Information Technology Program Office which included: (1) protection of all IT primary systems activities; encompasses military mobilization, force integration, systems development and training. With more than 33,000 Web-enabled Instructors, staff and students, the Department wanted an Internet policy in place. It’s were to institute and enforcing a policy that would be an enhanced thorough, accurate filtering solution. VHO suggested and supplied Websense Enterprise that offers the most complete database content filtering and was the easiest software to install, configure and maintain. VHO assessed the availability of data collections systems and activities/processes in use at that time; assessed industry performance standards; establish data collection processes and systems; determine baseline costs; support database management processes; and developed completion of a plan of action which included milestone and marketing schedules, (2) developed quality assurance plan for system implementation; assessed and developed work breakdown structures; conducted surveys to determine actions completed, problems encountered, coordination of actions to be completed, review of milestones accomplished, and document reviews;  (3) assisted the State of Georgia, DT&AE IT Systems Manager in technical evaluation support activities, (4) provided cost analysis in support of GA DTAE IT Program activities; (5) VHO is currently in negotiations and under discussion with State Officials to supply an additional 30,000 licensed seats coverage to the State of Georgia.  Statement of Work, Paragraphs 3.1.1, a., b., c., d., e., and C.4.f. Item Numbers Reference 1-1 98574.

Describe the problems encountered by your firm & the corrective actions taken:

None

Awards:

VHO TEAM MEMBER: PC Cluster Hardware And Software/U.S. Air Force FA7012 11th Contracting Squadron, Bolling, AFB. -- Washington, DC

Company:

Vertical Horizons One, Inc.

Project Title/Location:

FA7012-04-P-0342 Title: PC Cluster Hardware And Software/U.S. Air Force FA7012 11th Contracting Squadron Bolling, AFB, DC 20032-0305  

Name of Contracting Activity/Owner:

Department of the Air Force/ Pentagon AFSAA/SVB, Rosslyn, VA 22209

Date of Award:

9-20-04

Contract Term:

9-19-07

Contract Type (FFP/CPAF/etc.):

FFP Open Market

Contract Value (per year) at Award:

$68,125

Percent of Contract Value (per year) for which your firm is responsible:

100%

Contract Value @ Completion (Indicate # of modifications):

$68,125 w/options

Actual Completion Date:

9-19-07

Award Completion Date:

9-19-07

Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

A. Amerson; 202- (O)

Program Manager Name, Telephone/Fax number:

1Lt K. Shipe; 202-(O) 202-(F)

Admin Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

Capt P. Martin; 703-(O)

List of Major Subcontractors:

Professional Service Super Computer (PSSC Labs) 27415 Trabuco Circle, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 USA

Description of Project:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Information Systems Programs Management to enhance the Modeling and Simulation Capabilities network performance for the Pentagon. The Command primarily wanted to increase its M&S capabilities for personnel & staff/airmen and Command Infrastructure. The Air Force Pentagon Staff AFSAA/SVB had established a requirement for the Systems Capability in accordance to the Statement of Work. VHO fulfilled the requirement by delivering PSSC Labs BRAND Rackmount Dual Xeon PowerWulf SuperComputer to the Pentagon.VHO applied its knowledge, skills, methods, tools and techniques to a broad range of facilitation activities in order to meet the requirements of assigned requirements.  These requirements to include: (1) develop and maintain system,  (2) develop a marketing strategy for the AFSAA/SVB, (3) provide technical support assistance and training, (4) provide audit accountability to the program, (5) delivery and term maintenance. The primary purpose and objective of this tasking was to bring greater efficiency expand enhancement capabilities opportunities through Management, Organizational Business Improvement Services (MOBIS), with emphasis on Information Technology Systems Management at the request of the U.S. Air Force (AFSAA/SVB) Pentagon/Rosslyn, Virginia Operations. In addition to the technical requirements, VHO’s approach included: (1) developing the planning documentation for the project, (2) developing the Work Breakdown Structures and requirements, (3) providing detailed liaison between a supplier, and the Government, (4) maintaining communications between all parties, (5) assuming the role of program/contract management, (6) providing tracking and control information to the customer, (7) ensuring quality management activities, and (8) maintaining automated tools recordings and support.
DESCRIPTION of COMPUTER:
PSSC Labs BRAND Rackmount Dual Xeon PowerWulf:
# 1 - Head Node:   Qty of Head Node: 1
4U Rackmount Chassis with Redundant 460 Watt UL Power Supply
Intel Xeon 7501 Chipset Motherboard / 533 Mhz FSB
(2) Xeon 3.06 Ghz Processors with heat sink and fan
1.0 GB PC2100 DDR 266ECC REG DDR
(2) 40 GB Hard Drives, 7200 RPM for OS, Mirrored Raid for Cluster Setup Protection
3WARE 7000-2 PCI RAID Controller
(14) 73 GB U320 SCSI Hard Drives, 10,000 RPM (Configured for Raid 5)
(14) Removable SCA Drive Trays and Carriers
LSI Logic U320 RAID Controller
3.5" Floppy Drive
CD RW Drive (48x / 24x / 48x) and software [ See Answers Attachment ] 9-13-04
SVGA Video Adapter
21" LCD SVGA Display (non rackmount)
(2) 10/100/1000 BaseT Gigabit Network Ports
UltraTouch 104 Key Keyboard (non rackmount)
Logitech Optical Scroll Mouse (non rackmount)
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server Version 8.0 with One Year Feature Upgrade
License on Single Maintenance Key
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server Version 8.0 Media Kit
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# 2 - Slave Nodes:  Qty of Slave Nodes: 15
1U Rackmount Chassis with 300 Watt UL Power Supply
Intel Xeon 7501 Chipset Motherboard / 533 Mhz FSB
(2) Xeon 3.06 Ghz Processors with heat sink and fan
1.0GB PC2100 DDR266 ECC REG DDR
40GB UDMA Hard Drive, 7200 RPM
SVGA AGP Video Adapter
10/100/1000 BaseT Gigabit Network Port
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server Version 8.0 with One Year Feature Upgrade
License on Single Maintenance Key
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# 3 -  Custom installation of CBeST V 3.0 Complete Beowulf SOftware Toolkit includes:
Setup of OS including Custom Kernel for Performance Optimization Message passing software (MPI CH) LAPACK Libraries, BLAS Libraries, Custom Scripst for Node reboot, Poweroff & File Copy across cluster GNU Scientific Compilers, Ganglia cluster monitoring utility and Graphical User Interface tools Security patches including Preconfigured Port Mapper, IP Chains and Security Errada Upates (Redhat) are included for protection.  System Imager for remote installation/update of software across the network. Custom Script for Node Reboot. Sun Gride Engine Batch Scheduling System, LM Sensors monitoring for cpu temp and fan speed (when supported) **PSSC Labs Cluster Technicians Support all aspects of CBeST Open Software, Component including MPI and Open PBS. Troubleshooting MPI and Open PBS support included in cost.
# 4PSSC Labs Custom Operation Manual includes installation instructions, hardware testing guide, MPI operation instructions, Node recovery/addition instructions using System Imager, Ganglia cluster management operation
guide and user account setup information.
# 5 -  44U Four Post Open Rack Unit with Left / Right Side Panels Qty: 1 Delivered Earlier
# 6MGE Pulsar Evolution 2200 Rackmount UPS Unit : [ See Answers Attachment ] 9-13-04 with non locking NEMA 5-20P plug type Qty: 3
#7- 24 Port 10/100/1000 BaseT Gigabit Network Switch Qty: 2
# 8 -  CAT 5 E Cable Qty: 34
# 9 - Hardware Maintenance Kit includes: one spare slave node power supply and one hard drive Qty: 1
# 10 - Shipping To Facility with Full Insurance Qty: 1
# 11 - Onsite Installation of Cluster at Your Facility with Training Seminar on CBeST Cluster Management Software Qty: 1
# 12 -  VHO- PSSC Gold Warranty Package includes three year next business day   -on site- "hands-on" service for hardware issues, only.   Advanced swap hardware cross ship policy is also provided.  Telephone support for all software and hardware issues.    Software support is offered via telephone and email for the lifetime of the cluster. 
NOTE: 
[ The Government may be required to return any parts and/or entire cases to PSSC Labs for repairs ]
Component manufacturers offer up to a three year extended warranty (at additional charge). 
PSSC Labs Cluster Technicians provide Telephone Support for lifetime of the machine at:  (949) 380-7288   
-and- PSSC Labs Cluster Technicians provide E-mail Support for lifetime of the machine at: larry@pssclabs.com
Software support is NOT provided onsite, only via Telephone & E-mail.
 VHO, Inc. is providing All New Equipment.   (No Refurbished Equipment)

Provide the functions performed by your firm and describe the relevance of this project to the solicitation:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) assessed the availability of data collections systems and activities/processes in use at that time; assessed industry performance standards; establish data collection processes and systems; determine baseline costs; support database management processes; and developed completion of a plan of action which included milestone and marketing schedules, (2) developed quality assurance plan for system implementation; assessed and developed work breakdown structures; conducted surveys to determine actions completed, problems encountered, coordination of actions to be completed, review of milestones accomplished, and document reviews;  (3) assisted the DoD/US Air Force Bolling, AFB Pentagon AFSAA/SVB Rosslyn Program Manager in technical evaluation support activities, (4) provided cost analysis in support of The Pentagon IT Program activities.  Statement of Work, Paragraphs 3.1.1, a., b., c., d., e., and C.4.f. Item Numbers 0001 & 0002.

Describe the problems encountered by your firm & the corrective actions taken:

None

Awards:

VHO TEAM MEMBER: 4144H Quad Server/U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL VSORS) ESC/PKOP. -- Hanscom, AFB, Massachusetts

Company:

Vertical Horizons One, Inc.

Project Title/Location:

FA2835-04-F-0026 Title: 4144H Quad Server/U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL VSORS) ESC/PKOP Hanscom, AFB, MA 01731-3010 

Name of Contracting Activity/Owner:

Department of the Air Force/ ESC-PKOP AFRL VSORS

Date of Award:

5-4-04

Contract Term:

5-4-05

Contract Type (FFP/CPAF/etc.):

FFP GSA Schedule 874 GS-10F-0336N

Contract Value (per year) at Award:

$21,985

Percent of Contract Value (per year) for which your firm is responsible:

100%

Contract Value @ Completion (Indicate # of modifications):

$21,985 w/options

Actual Completion Date:

5-4-05

Award Completion Date:

5-4-05

Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

R. Steves; 781- (O)

Program Manager Name, Telephone/Fax number:

V. Strickland; 781-(O) 781-(F)

Admin Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

 

List of Major Subcontractors:

Professional Service Super Computer (PSSC Labs) 27415 Trabuco Circle, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 USA

Description of Project:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Information Systems Programs Management to enhance the Physics Laboratory Research network performance. The Command primarily wanted to increase its research capabilities for personnel & staff/airmen. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) had established a requirement for a Quad or four way multiprocessor computer that utilizes the latest 64-bit architecture processor and a shared memory. Specifically, four (4) processors on a single mother board. These processors have been specifically constructed to work in parallel with up to eight (8) processors on a single board. This type of computer is often termed as a “server”, but should not be confused with other configurations called servers. This computer will be used to run scientific models in support of our Radiation Belt and Space Based VLF antenna modeling programs. As it will be used solely to run scientific models, there is no requirement for Windows OS. The Linux operating systems is required to properly control the concerted use of all four processors. These items are to be delivered no later than 60 days after contract award. Deliver to Hanscom Air Force Base, MA 01731VHO offered for product introduction Computer Systems of PSSC Labs™ Brand QUAD OPTERON LINUX SERVER with 4U Rackmount Chassis that included planning, scheduling, monitoring and general support to AFRL Hanscom Information Technology (IT) leadership for assigned usage.  VHO applied its knowledge, skills, methods, tools and techniques to a broad range of facilitation activities in order to meet the requirements of assigned requirements.  These requirements to include: (1) develop and maintain system,  (2) develop a marketing strategy for the ESC-PKOP AFRL VSORS, (3) provide technical support assistance and training, (4) provide audit accountability to the program, (5) delivery and term maintenance. The primary purpose and objective of this tasking was to bring greater efficiency expand enhancement capabilities opportunities through Management, Organizational Business Improvement Services (MOBIS), with emphasis on Information Technology Systems Management at the request of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL VSORS) ESC/PKOP Hanscom, AFB. In addition to the technical requirements, VHO’s approach included: (1) developing the planning documentation for the project, (2) developing the Work Breakdown Structures and requirements, (3) providing detailed liaison between a supplier, and the Government, (4) maintaining communications between all parties, (5) assuming the role of program/contract management, (6) providing tracking and control information to the customer, (7) ensuring quality management activities, and (8) maintaining automated tools recordings and support.
DESCRIPTION of COMPUTER:
PSSC Labs™ BRAND Quad Opteron Linux Server which includes the following:  
Celestica A8440     4U Rackmount Chassis with Redundant UL Approved Power Supply
Quad Opteron Motherboard with AMD 8000 Series Chipset
(4 QTY) AMD Opteron 848 processors with heat sink and fan
16.0 GB DDR PC2700 ECC Registered System Memory (8 QTY x 2.0 GB modules)
(2 QTY)  146GB   U320   SCSI   10,000 RPM Hard Drives
(2 QTY)   73GB   U320    SCSI   15,000 RPM Hard Drives
(4 QTY) Hot Swap SCA SCSI Drive Bays
(2 QTY) 10/100/1000 BaseT Gigabit Network Adapter
SVGA Video Adapter    -   CD Rom Drive    -    3.5" Floppy Drive
SuSE Installation Kit for SusE Enterprise Server  (with Media & Manual)
Suse SLE8 AMD 64 Bit Operating System One Year Maintenance Protection (Up to 8 CPUs)  Rackmount Sliding Rail  -  FOB Hanscom facility  -  with full insurance

Provide the functions performed by your firm and describe the relevance of this project to the solicitation:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) assessed the availability of data collections systems and activities/processes in use at that time; assessed industry performance standards; establish data collection processes and systems; determine baseline costs; support database management processes; and developed completion of a plan of action which included milestone and marketing schedules, (2) developed quality assurance plan for system implementation; assessed and developed work breakdown structures; conducted surveys to determine actions completed, problems encountered, coordination of actions to be completed, review of milestones accomplished, and document reviews;  (3) assisted the DoD/US Air Force ESC-PKOP AFRL VSORS Program Manager in technical evaluation support activities, (4) provided cost analysis in support of AFRL Hascom IT Program activities.  Statement of Work, Paragraphs 3.1.1, a., b., c., d., e., and C.4.f. Item Numbers 0001 & 0002.

Describe the problems encountered by your firm & the corrective actions taken:

None

Awards:

VHO TEAM MEMBER: Palm Tungsten T2 Loaded with Medical Software, Hardware And Software/U.S. Air Force 43rd Medical Group, 43MDG/SGSL Medical Logistics. -- Pope, AFB, North Carolina

Company:

Vertical Horizons One, Inc.

Project Title/Location:

TI-63 Title: Palm Tungsten T2 Loaded with Medical Software, Hardware And Software/U.S. Air Force 43rd Medical Group, 43MDG/SGSL Medical Logistics, 394 Maynard Street Bldg. Pope, AFB, NC 28308-5000

Name of Contracting Activity/Owner:

Department of the Air Force/ 43MDG/SGSL, Pope, AFB, NC 28308

Date of Award:

12-12-02

Contract Term:

7-24-05

Contract Type (FFP/CPAF/etc.):

FFP Open Market

Contract Value (per year) at Award:

$26,880

Percent of Contract Value (per year) for which your firm is responsible:

100%

Contract Value @ Completion (Indicate # of modifications):

$26,880 w/options (2 additional Orders)

Actual Completion Date:

7-24-05

Award Completion Date:

7-23-04

Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

Sgt. T. Westbrook; 910- (O)

Program Manager Name, Telephone/Fax number:

S. Cady; 910-(O) 910-(F)

Admin Contracting Officer Name, Telephone/Fax number:

MSgt R. Miller; 910-(O)

List of Major Subcontractors:

Palm Corporation & Franklin Electronic Publishers USA

Description of Project:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) will be providing professional Information Systems Programs Management to enhance the Medical Capabilities and Mission Capabilities of the Medical Groups, Air Combat Medics that were and (are Currently deployed as to the date of this publication) in Operations Iraqi Freedom & Operations Enduring Freedom with active medical enhanced data retrieval & network performance for Combat Life Savings. The Command primarily wanted to increase its Combat Medical Data capabilities for Combat Triaged personnel & staff/airmen and Command Infrastructure. The Air Force Medical Staff 43rd Medical Group 43MDG/SGSL had established a requirement for the Systems Capability in accordance to the Statement of Work (ALL VERBAL- Back Channel). VHO fulfilled the requirement by delivering Palm Model TUNGSTEN T2 BRAND 144MHZ 32MB PALM 5.2.1 WIRELESS (Ruggidized) to the Command.VHO applied its knowledge, skills, methods, tools and techniques to a broad range of facilitation activities in order to meet the requirements of assigned requirements.  These requirements to include: (1) develop and maintain system,  (2) develop a integration system and load download and transmit the requested software suites strategy for the 43MDG/SGSL, (3) provide technical support assistance and training, (4) provide audit accountability to the program, (5) delivery and term maintenance for software & hardware. The primary purpose and objective of this tasking was to bring greater efficiency expand enhancement capabilities opportunities through Management, Organizational Business Improvement Services (MOBIS), with emphasis on Information Technology Systems Management at the request of the U.S. Air Force (43MDG/SGSL) Pope AFB (Deployed), OCONUS Operations. In addition to the technical requirements, VHO’s approach included: (1) developing the planning documentation for the project, (2) developing the Work Breakdown Structures and requirements, (3) providing detailed liaison between Two (2) supplier, and the Government, (4) maintaining communications between all parties, (5) assuming the role of program/contract management, (6) providing tracking and control information to the customer, (7) ensuring quality management activities, detailed instruction and integrations and (8) maintaining automated tools recordings and support.
DESCRIPTION of COMPUTER:
PALM TUNGSTEN T2: {Includes Three (3) Total Orders – TI-63; - Residual Orders: IMPACCO59; PO40804001}


# 1 - Head Node:  Qty(s) of Head Node: 40, then 3; then 2 Forty –Five (45) Unit Systems
144MHZ 32MB Palm 5.2.1 Wireless B w/ Watt UL Power Supply Model No. 80860 US
# 2 - Custom installation of Interface includes: Loaded With Dynamic Software for Specific User Application:
Merck Manuel (Drug Interaction Guild) - Part # MER500740DLDP
Physicians Desk Reference-2003 Pocket Handbook PDR – Part # PDR500781DLDP
AHFS Drug Handbook, 2nd Edition – Part # ADH500790DLDA
Acute Medical Emergencies: The Practical Approach – Part # BMJ500798DLDP
 # 3 - License on Single Activation/Maintenance Key downloaded to Component Units to Create (System).
# 4 - Hardware Maintenance Kit includes: one spare slave node power supply and one hard drive Qty: 1
# 5 - Shipping To Facility with Full Insurance Qty: 1
# 6 - Onsite Installation of Software Cluster at Facility with Download Instruction Cluster Management Software Qty: 1
# 7 - VHO- Palm – Franklin:  Warranty Package includes one year next business day   -off site- "hands-on" service for hardware issues, only.   Advanced swap hardware cross ship policy is also provided.  Telephone support for all software and hardware issues.    Software support is offered via telephone and email for the lifetime of the cluster. 

NOTE: 
[The Government may be required to return any parts and/or entire cases to Palm for repairs]
Component manufacturers offer up to a three-year extended warranty (at additional charge). 
 VHO, Inc. is providing All New Equipment.   (No Refurbished Equipment)

Provide the functions performed by your firm and describe the relevance of this project to the solicitation:

Vertical Horizons One (VHO) assessed the availability of data collections systems and activities/processes in use at that time; (1) assessed industry performance standards; establish data collection processes and systems; determine baseline costs; support database management processes; and developed completion of a plan of action which included milestone and marketing schedules, (2) developed quality assurance plan for system implementation; assessed and developed work breakdown structures; conducted surveys to determine actions completed, problems encountered, coordination of actions to be completed, review of milestones accomplished, and document reviews;  (3) assisted the DoD/US Air Force Pope, AFB Air Force Medical Staff 43rd Medical Group 43MDG/SGSL Program Manager in technical evaluation support activities, (4) provided cost analysis in support of The Palm Tungsten T2 Loaded with Medical Software, Hardware And Software IT Program activities.  Statement of Work, Paragraphs 3.1.1, a., b., c., d., e., and C.4.f. Item Numbers 0001 & 0002.

Describe the problems encountered by your firm & the corrective actions taken:

None

Awards:

(enter text – awards)

Other Federal Government References
(includes prime contractors to the Federal Government)

Name: US Army Human Resources Command, AHRC-PSE-E T0000AJM005 A
Contract: GS-35F-0395N P.O. # 4500809903 {Integrators for the Government was SAIC}
Start: 01/01/2006
End: 12/31/2006
Value: 85,300.00
Contact: Carolyn Sliger
Phone: 703-

Name: US Army Aviation Missile Command, SFAE-AMD-IO
Contract: GS-35F-0395N
Start: 04/17/2003
End: 04/18/2004
Value: 10,916.00
Contact: Russell L. Griffin
Phone: 256-

Name: Wisconsin Army National Guard-USPFO for Wisconsin/CC
Contract: GS-35F-0395N/DAHA47
Start: 09/03/2003
End: 10/01/2004
Value: 12,650.00
Contact: John VanDeLoop
Phone: 608-

Name: F73272 437 CS/SCBNS-272- Charleston AFB, SC 29404-5022
Contract: GS-35F-0395N/F38610-
Start: 09/20/2003
End: 10/01/2004
Value: 33,840.00
Contact: TSgt. Will Brown, NCOIC, Base Information Protection
Phone: 843-

Name: HQ, U.S. Department of Energy
Contract: GS-35F-0395N/AP01-03
Start: 09/16/2003
End: 09/17/2004
Value: 10,850.00
Contact: Dan Pitton, IT/IS LAN Management
Phone: 202-

Name: GSA FEDSIM PERSCOM U.S. Army
Contract: T0003AJ0152
Start: 10/02/2003
End: 10/01/2005
Value: 77,185.00
Contact: Dwight A. Hill, FEDSIM Program Manager
Phone: 703-

Other Corporate References
Name: ACS Defense, Inc.
Contract: 08-27-02 ACS
Start: 08/27/2002
End: 08/28/2004
Value: 28,400.00
Contact: Chris Freeman
Phone: 781-

Name: Websense Content Filtering Software
Contract: Reseller
Start: 06/01/1999
End: 07/26/2002
Value: 1,650,000.00
Contact: Lesley Sloniker
Phone: 858-

Name: Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education
Contract: 09-06-02 GA DTAE
Start: 09/06/2002
End: 09/07/2003
Value: 149,820.00
Contact: Geoff Catron
Phone: 404-

Name: The Haskell Company
Contract: 09-12-03 THC
Start: 09/12/2003
End: 09/29/2005
Value: 18,345.00
Contact: Sandy LeClere
Phone: 904-

Name: Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education
Contract: 41500-062-0000033001
Start: 09/08/2003
End: 09/12/2004
Value: 150,000.00
Contact: Geoff Catron
Phone: 404-

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