Government purchasing of Virtual Human Role-Players
Streamlined procurement through proven channels
SIMmersion is a sub-contractor on the following:
- Department of Defense Education and Training BPA
- TRADOC G-2 Core
- Serious Educational Game Solutions (SEGS) IDIQ Contract [VA118-17-D-1950]
- RDECOM Simulation and Training Engineering Services (STES) MAIDIQ
In addition to these Contract Vehicles, SIMmersion can quickly and easily execute contracts for government custom orders using the following mechanisms:
- Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX) Other Transaction Authority (OTA)
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase III Justification
- Simplified Contracting Via Completed Competition
- This special contracting vehicle option provides a faster, more efficient way of working with all branches of the military and other government agencies.
Traditionally, SIMmersion has provided sole-source justification because our products uniquely satisfy our customers' needs. Sole-source justification is now much easier because our new technology and software are products of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts. As the SBIR awarder, the federal government encourages continued funding without competition.
As a result, funding may be provided for work that derives from, extends, or logically concludes effort(s) performed under prior SBIR funding agreements, but is funded by sources other than the SBIR Program. These awards are called Phase III awards and may be made because prior SBIR competition satisfies any competition. Therefore, agencies are not required to conduct another competition. Contract file documentation only needs to demonstrate that the proposed Phase III award is derived from, extends or logically concludes efforts performed under prior SBIR funding agreements and is authorized under 10 U.S.C. 2304(b)(2) or 41 U.S.C. 253(b)(2). A separate J&A document is not required, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(b)(3) or 41 U.S.C. 253(b)(3).
Note also that possibilities exist to create Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contracts for Phase III awards via FAR clauses, which makes it possible for sponsors to contract with SIMmersion for Phase III work in a fast, efficient manner. This approach eliminates the necessity of writing multiple contracts with the same contractor for a particular technology. The basic ID/IQ contract can be written for a maximum 10 year term (five years basic plus options). See DFARS 217.204(e)(i). This contracting approach can save a significant amount of procurement administrative lead time over the life of the contract.
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