Fortinet Technical Refresh

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United States

Fortinet Technical Refresh

Department of Homeland Security

Official Address:
Coast Guard Blvd Portsmouth VA 23703

Zip Code:

Jeremy Crutcher, Contract Specialist, Phone 3042645915, Email – Brenda E. Oberholzer, Contract Specialist, Phone 304 -433 -3223, Email


Date Posted:


Contract Description:

This is a Sources Sought notice.  This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations.

The purpose of this notice is to obtain information regarding: (1) the availability and capability of qualified business sources; (2) A list of any DHS Strategic Sourcing and/or GWAC contracts held by the qualified business source submitting a capability statement, including the contract vehicle, contract number, ordering period, and contract ceiling; and (3) their size classification relative to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the proposed acquisition is 541519: Software Installation Services, Computer. Your responses to the information requested will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method, including whether a set-aside is possible.


The U.S. Coast Guard Operations Systems Center (OSC) has a requirement to procure firewalls to replace the end of life firewalls that serve as the primary network security devices for the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard owns 24 data center class firewalls that cannot be upgraded to the latest version of code from the vendor, putting them in a vulnerable state to be able to mitigate any new security vulnerabilities. These firewalls are located at four geographically diverse locations. These locations are the only points where the Coast Guard network can be accessed from points external to the Coast Guard network. As such, maintaining them in a high state of Cyber Security readiness is extremely important.  The accompanying Excel workbook contains the discrete technical, functional, cybersecurity, and policy/regulation requirements. The workbook also contains the specific technical requirements required to support the existing environment.


The Firewall requirements are provided as Attachment 1.

Anticipated Period of Performance:

The USCG anticipates that a firm-fixed-price procurement will be awarded on or around 30 June 2019 pending the availability of funds.

Capability Statement/Information Sought:

Interested business organizations should submit a tailored capability statement for this requirement, not to exceed 10 pages (12-point font minimum), including all attachments.

Submitted statements shall address the following:

  1. Eligible business concern’s name, point of contact, address, and DUNS number should be included.
  2. A brief description of successful firewall implementations with the Coast Guard or with other Department of Homeland Security components, and other Federal Government Agencies.
  3. A brief description of the centralized firewall management functionality that the product possesses, and how the firewall management software product would utilize a Common Access Card (CAC) and Active Directory (AD) as the technical means for user authentication and role based access.
  4. Describe the benefits of using the firewall solution that your firm offers.
  5. Is an initial delivery date of 3 months feasible?
  6. Regarding the Attachment 1, please identify which requirements can be supported with the out of the box capability, and any requirements that cannot be met and why. These statements should demonstrate the ability to perform the aspects of the notice described within and the ability to meet the Government’s requirements.
  7. Please provide a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) in support of your firm’s total solution, broken down as follows:
    1. $ – Installation
    2. $ – Annual Support
    3. $ – Total ROM

Information Submission Instructions:

Please submit the above information through email to Contracting Specialist Mr. Jeremy Crutcher at Please submit your information as soon as possible but no later than 2:00pm Local Time, on 27 May 2019. All submissions shall reference the following within the subject line of their email: “Sources Sought Response Fortinet Technical Refresh (Insert name of Company)”.  Interested organizations should submit a tailored capability statement for this requirement, not to exceed 10 pages (12-point font minimum), including all attachments, that clearly details the ability to perform the aspects of the notice described above. The first page of the Capability Statement must be clearly marked with the eligible business concern’s name, point of contact, address, DUNS number, and an indication of current business size/socio-economic status.

Disclaimer and Important Notes:

This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The Government reserves the right to use the information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization’s qualifications to perform the work. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After a review of the responses received, a pre-solicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published in Federal Business Opportunities. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation.


No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s).


Attachment 1 -Requirements


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