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Notification of Intent to issue an Invitation for International Bidding (IFIB) for a Pilot Study on Improving Strategic Foresight Analysis (SFA) Methodology Using Computing Power to Headquarter Supreme Allied Commander Transformation for Strategic Plans & Policy division, HQ SACT, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A.

Background and summary information: This pilot study aims to provide a proof of concept to outline how computing power and data analysis tools could be used to support different aspects of strategic foresight analysis methodology. The deliverables of the SFA Pilot Study will be in two parts:

  • First, a report on how political trends will evolve over the next two decades and shape the future security context;
  • Second, a report on the lessons learned using computing power in development of the SFA research, trend analysis and scenario development.

NATO ACT will conduct a pilot study by incorporating computing power and tools in the research, trend analysis and scenario development parts of its methodology in the development of SFA reports.

Invitation for International Bidding (IFIB) for Contractor Support for Provision of Just in Time Supply Ordering System. HQ SACT is located on Naval Support Activity at 7857 Blandy Road, Suite 100, Norfolk, VA.

Bids shall be received at HQ SACT, Purchasing and Contracting Office, no later than 1 October 2018, 15:00 hours, Eastern Standard Time, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. No bids shall be accepted after this time and date.

Purpose and Scope. HQ SACT currently uses a just-in-time approach for the procurement of office supplies, placing orders as needed online with desktop delivery. This format is effective and efficient. It is important for HQ SACT that orders are delivered to each office. The HQ Purchasing and Contracting section is seeking contractor support to establish and operate an online office supply ordering system with desktop delivery to a designated member within each section/branch. The contractor will work with Purchasing and Contracting staff to determine and establish the parameters of the system. In addition, there will be a need for approval hierarchies and weekly report generation, statement invoices. The contractor must be able to provide website instruction to new users, as needed, and include a user’s manual or technical help desk for users. The contractor will be escorted by designated staff member in Purchasing and Contracting to each desktop delivery within HQ SACT building.

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