First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Issued January 13, 2016
FirstNet's Web Site: Click here for the latest news and information.
This link will take you to the FedBizOps.gov page where links to all FirstNet RFP Sections and attachments may be downloaded.
The FirstNet Reading Room contains documents and data files which may provide users an increased understanding of FirstNet and its objectives. These files are publicly available to any interested party. To access the FirstNet Reading room, you must first complete and submit the form found at this link.
For this RFP, FirstNet has adopted an objectives-based approach, rather than a traditional requirements-driven model. FirstNet provides, in Section C of the RFP, a Statement of Objectives (SOO) listing 16 high-level objectives. Proposal Offerors must demonstrate in their proposals how they will meet all of the stated objectives. This link provides highlights of RFP Section C: Statement of Objectives.
In Section B of the RFP, FirstNet provides a description of the pricing structure for the contract to build the network. FirstNet describes the contract as an “Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity” (IDIQ) contract, whereby the offeror provides proposed pricing for the entire term of the agreement in detailed pricing worksheets. The price structure is composed of two types of payments—(1) payments to the Contractor, and (2) payments to FirstNet.
As with other key elements of the RFP, FirstNet provides objectives for coverage and expects Proposal Offerors to describe their solution for achieving those objectives. In Section J-1 of the RFP, FirstNet provides coverage definitions and objectives, as well as a nationwide coverage objective map to identify areas where public safety requires both continuous coverage and temporary coverage solutions.