Sources Sought: U.S. Marine Corps seeks industry assistance with specialized training

NCMS is assisting U.S. Marine Corps Training and Education Command (TECOM) in locating training and education professionals to provide a workshop focused on innovative facilitation tailored for a specific occupational specialty and then ensuring data sought is collected, reviewed, and analyzed.  The industry partner shall support TECOM efforts to verify core training requirements, formally listed in the current, associated Training and Readiness (T&R) manual. Facilitative services of each workshop shall be conducted using a government coordinated plan.

Background.  The Marine Corps is focused on continuous improvement. In that vein, (TECOM) develops, coordinates, resources, executes and evaluates training and education concepts, policies, plans, and programs to ensure Marines are prepared to meet the challenges of present and future operational environments.  Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Training and Education Standards Division (MTESD) supports this mission by representing Commanding General TECOM as the authoritative source for service-level training standards that are codified in T&R manuals.  MTESD sponsors working groups for the development or revision of T&R manuals.

General Requirements.  The industry participant will develop collaborative sessions in which task data is collected and a task analysis report is delivered.  The collaborative sessions will be facilitated by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from MTESD, Operating Forces (OpFor), and industry participant representatives.

Specific Requirements.  Conduct critical task assessment for Ammunition Technician (MOS 2311).  Provide expertise in the development of a data collection session that will complement the validation and verification of the associated T&R manual.  Use a building block approach to ensure adequate questions, from initial training to current tasks associated with OpFor processes and procedures, are established and solicited.  Ensure the analysis maximizes each task level for substantiation.  Review OpFor standard operation procedures for compliance with overall training requirements.  Leverage experience from OpFor leadership to incorporate lessons learned into the task analysis approach.  Provide experienced industry participants to oversee the data collection regarding task execution at the OpFor level, according to training plans and procedures by using the sub-tasks below:

 

The industry participant, in coordination with MTESD SMEs, shall support the government by developing a collaborative data collecting session.

  • The industry participant will use government provided material to develop collaborative sessions that obtain the necessary critical assessment data from OpFor Marines.
  • The industry participant will develop sessions that are designed to capture assessment data from Marines possessing the 2311 MOS of various ranks and operating experience.
  • The industry participant will provide the capability to run multiple sessions to support the collection of assessment data from OpFor Marines.
  • The industry participant will assist the government in conducting brainstorming sessions to identify the desired information that needs to be collected as well as developing draft collaborative sessions with focused questions.

The industry participant, in coordination with MTESD SMEs, shall support the government with the facilitation of data collection for critical task assessment.

  • The industry participant will help with the facilitation of multi-day data collection sessions as directed by the government to support the collection of critical task assessment data.
  • The industry participant must have the capability to run multiple web-based decision support workshops to support the collection of input from OpFor SME.
  • The onsite sessions must be capable to support online or onsite participation, accommodating up to 50 Marines.

 The industry participant, in coordination with MTESD SMEs, shall provide the government with a task assessment report.

  • The industry participant, as directed by the government, will synthesize the data collected and provide a task assessment report. The synthesis of collected data will provide a dynamic task management tool to allow rapid support of task changes for each supported analysis.
  • The industry participant will provide a detailed report to the government outlining the results of the critical skills assessment. The construct and format shall be developed and provided by the government.

The industry participant, in coordination with MTESD SMEs, shall support the government with the critical task assessment process.

  • The industry participant will provide support to the government comment adjudication, briefing support and the drafting of information and executive summaries.
  • The industry participant will generate execution and advocacy briefings for TECOM to present to the Director, and higher headquarters, as required.

Responses to Sources Sought should provide:
• A value-based submission (completed Cost Summary Form)
• Background of capability development
• Understanding of training and education for specialized operations
• Cost Summary Form

Interested parties should respond on or before January 29, 2019. All questions and/or inquiries can be addressed to Debra Lilu, debral@ncms.org or call 734-262-0758.