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Sources Sought Notice - DANTES Academic Skills Training (AST)


Virginia, United States
Government : Military
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Agency: Defense Human Reso urces ******** (DHRA)
Defense ******** for Non-Traditional ********* Support

THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) OR A REQUEST FOR (RFQ); IT IS ******** A SOURCES SOUGHT TO IDENTIFY ********* VENDORS BUT NOT LIMITED TO ACADEMIA, SMALL LARGE ********** AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS CAPABLE TO FULFILL THE ATTACHED REQUIREMENT.

REQUIREMENT: Academic Skills Training (AST)

1.    On behalf of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force ********* and Training (DASD FE&T), the Defense Human Resources ******** is issuing this Sources Sought Notice as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an interest in, and the resources for, providing services in accordance with the draft Performance Work Statement (PWS).

The Government requires contractor services to improve the Department's capacity to deliver Academic Skills Training (AST) for service members needing to improve their academic readiness for the purposes of college-level course placement, qualification for reclassification or advance training (i.e. improving ASVAB test scores), and military advancement. This notice shall not be construed as a formal solicitation or an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services. In addition, it does not guarantee that a subsequent solicitation will be issued. Submission of any information in response to this Sources Sought notice is voluntary and will assist in selecting the appropriate solicitation type/method. Costs associated with any submission shall not be reimbursed by the Government. THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT SEEKING PROPOSALS AND WILL NOT ACCEPT UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS.


2.    The proposed NAICS for this effort is 611710, *********al Support Services (size standard $15M). Comments on this NAICS and suggestions for alternative codes must include supporting rationale.


3.    The Government is specifically performing Market Research to see if there are ********* vendors who can provide the following:


The Contractor shall provide a commercially available, computer adaptive or artificial intelligence (AI) driven, online academic skills training course that improves cognitive (i.e. math, English language arts, science, and English as a second language), metacognitive, and non-cognitive academic skills from basic through pre-college level to support service member learning across the military lifecycle. The online academic skills training course shall be available on an unrestricted and continuous basis for all active duty, Reserve, and National Guard personnel and shall include:



•    A range of diagnostic, formative, interim, and summative assessments
•    Asynchronous instructional modules, organized into personalized learning pathways based on diagnostic assessments that build identified service member knowledge and identify skill gaps in academic areas
•    Remote, instructor-led courses that are recorded, archived, and accessible for users
•    Existing and/or open source video tutorials to reinforce learning



The contractor shall provide technical and management support that accompanies the web-based course that includes:



•    Learning cohorts guided by course mentors (cohorts that begin at least monthly)
•    A proactive early warning and response system to support course engagement and progression
•    Course mentor support for ad hoc remediation or skill enforcement
•    Approximately 10 annual onsite base visits by college and career readiness teams on military ins...

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