6 Scope of the EROS Facility Notable points of the physical EROS Facility:Is an Owned Facility of the USGSConsists of acres, 19 separate assetsMost assets were constructed in the early 1970’s with an addition to the Mundt Federal Bldg. in 1996The assets cover approximately 308,000 square feetGenerator Bldg., 3 primary diesel generators of 750 kVA each fed by a 5000 gal. fuel tankWarehouse and Service Bldg., also contains primary power distribution gear, sq. ft.Water Tower holding 250,000 gallons of potable waterEquipment Bldg. and Storage bldg.Primary wastewater treatment system, 4 ponds and an aeration houseMundt Federal Building, 272,000+ sq. ft., houses primary workforce in an office setting and contains three separate computer roomsSatellite receiving antennas, covered by geodesic domes for protection from the elements5th pond in the waste water treatment system, w/ earth retaining dam, 24 ft. in depth
8 EROS Organizational Alignment Core ScienceSystemsEcosystemsEnergy & Minerals& Environ. HealthClimate & Land UseChangeNatural HazardsWaterEROS CenterOffice of the Director
9 EROS Government Organization Program ControlOffice of the DirectorF. KellyJ. HahnPolicy & CommunicationsOfficeEROS Policy, Comm. And OutreachRecords ManagementAdmin Services BranchFacilities, CITT, and ContractsCoordination RequirementsOfficeCoordinate and requirements and strategy Center-wide to achieve the EROS missionResearch BranchApplication BranchData Services BranchObserving Systems BranchProvide an understanding of the rates and causes of land change and how changes in land use, cover, and condition affect people and nature.Develop and mature definitive land change information and knowledge products and services, and assist customers with applications of information to societal problems.Ensure scientists, decision makers and the public have ready access to land change information and to safeguard and expand the national archive of remotely sensed land data.Collect data that positions EROS as the world’s primary source of imagery and fulfills scientific requirements, allowing land change monitoring, assessment and projection.
11 Flight Operations Contract Major Government Service ContractsPartnerships ensuring mission successUSGS EROS(143 Government FTE)NASALand Processes DAACFacility Maintenance& Operations Contract(17 FTE)EOS Core Systems(2 FTE)Technical SupportServices Contract(332 FTE)Security Contract(23 FTE)Landsat 7 and 8Flight Operations Contract(52 FTE)Science SupportServices Contract(23.50 FTE)Custodial Contract(6.5 FTE)LandsatMission Op’s Element(4 FTE)Logistics Contract(3 FTE)FFRDC(3 FTE)Numbers in parenthesis represent full-time equivalent (FTE) positions.
12 Current EROS Staff 609 employees 143 Government Positions 466 Contract PositionsEducation - Post-Secondary Degrees - 75% of the workforcePhDs 11%Masters 37%Bachelors 39%Associates 13%Examples of the Skill Sets at EROSRemote Sensing science Environmental modelingApplication development Product/Information developmentSystems engineering Satellite systems operation and managementSystems development Archive management/preservationInformation science Network architecture, design and operationsBudget and finance Facility operations and maintenance609 employees
13 EROS Mission … contributing to the understanding of a changing Earth. Vision:The world’s primary source of remotely sensed land images of the Earth;Authoritative providers of land change science information and knowledge;Leaders in understanding how changes in land use, cover, and condition affect people and nature.
14 The EROS Center is…A USGS science center and one of the world’s largest land remote sensing centersLandsat satellite mission ground segment – developer and operatorNational Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive (NSLRSDA)NASA Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LPDAAC)Member of the International Charter for Major Disasters and SpaceCo-leader of the USGS-South Dakota State University Geographic Information Sciences Center of Excellence (GIScCE)One of Six Department of the Interior Core Data Centers
15 Key EROS Mission Functions… Data Archiving and Access:Expand and safeguardthe archive and ensure thatanyone, anywhere and at anytimehave ready access to land informationAcquisition: Development and Operationsof Ground Systems: Satellite missionground system designer, developer andoperator.Science: Conduct research anddevelop applications and promoteknowledge and use of landinformation to better understandthe Earth
16 Key EROS Mission Functions… Data Archiving and Access:Expand and safeguardthe archive and ensure thatanyone, anywhere and at anytimehave ready access to land informationAcquisition: Development and Operationsof Ground Systems: Satellite missionground system designer, developer andoperator.Science: Conduct research anddevelop applications and promoteknowledge and use of landinformation to better understandthe Earth
17 Data Sets Managed Collection Diversity Digital and film archive media Aerial Photography CollectionsU.S. Geological Survey PhotographyNational High Altitude PhotographyNational Aerial Photography ProgramSpace Acquired PhotographyOther U.S. Federal Aerial PhotographySide-Looking Airborne RadarHigh Resolution Orthorectified PresentNational Agriculture Imagery Program PresentCartographic - Topographic CollectionsDigital Line Graphs1:24,000*1:100,000Digital Elevation Models7.5o15’Alaska2 Arc Second**1:250,000Digital Raster Graphics1:24,000Digital Orthophoto QuadsNational AtlasNational Elevation DatabaseSRTMSatellite CollectionsDeclass 1 (Corona) – 1972Declass 2 (KH-7, KH-9) – 1980SPOT Pan/Multispectral – 1998Landsat MSS – 1992Landsat Thematic Mapper – PresentLandsat 7 ETM – PresentLandsat 8 OLI/TIRS PresentEOS/MODIS – PresentEOS/ASTER – PresentAVHRR LAC/HRPT – PresentEO – PresentSIR-CCommercial Data Purchases – PresentCollection DiversityAerialCartographicTopographicSatelliteDigital and film archive mediaStatic and growing collections
18 Accessing Data EarthExplorer Global Visualization Viewer LandsatLook Global Visualization ViewerLandsatLookNASA ECHOhttps://wist.echo.nasa.gov/api/Hazards Data Dist. System
19 Data Services BranchEnsure that scientists, decision makers, and the public have ready access to land change information and to safeguard and expand the national archive of remotely sensed land data.Preserve and distribute the centers data and information productsManage the NASA EOS/Land Processes DAAC requirementsOperate existing user interfaces and develop future information access methodologiesManage hazards and disaster response activitiesOperate user services and application assistance support in concert with the other branch'sSupport the development, implementation, and operation continuum thru direct coordination with science based personnel
20 TSSC Supports Data Ingest Data Management Data Processing Mass Storage System BackupServer AccessData DiscoveryBulk DownloadSoftware ReuseResource SharingNetwork Connectivity
21 Key EROS Mission Functions… Data Archiving and Access:Expand and safeguardthe archive and ensure thatanyone, anywhere and at anytimehave ready access to land informationAcquisition: Development and Operationsof Ground Systems: Satellite missionground system designer, developer andoperator.Science: Conduct research anddevelop applications and promoteknowledge and use of landinformation to better understandthe Earth
23 Landsat - the longest and most comprehensive record of the Earth’s condition ever assembled. The EROS Landsat archive: more than 5 million images (171 billion sq. km) from 1972 to the present – and spanning the globe.All Landsat images are available to anyone at no cost.Each year nearly 7 million images are distributed to users in over 180 nations and territories. Over 20 million scenes distributed (2008 to 2014)
24 Operational StatusWith 2 satellites on orbit, USGS is capable of collecting data for any location on the land surface every 8 daysLandsat 8 (launched February 2013)Two sensors - Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) provide state of the art science imagery worldwideOLI has a 5-year design life; TIRS has a 3-year design life; mission has 10 years of fuelL8 captures imagery of continents and islands & reefsLandsat 7 (launched April 1999)Enhanced Thematic Mapper – collects land imagery and thermal signaturesL7 concentrates on continental imagery coverageExpect fuel to last through 2017, though well past its design life and with several failed parts
25 Observing Systems Branch Collect and populate the archive with data that positions EROS as the world’s primary source of imagery and fulfills scientific requirements, allowing land change monitoring, assessment and projectionOperate satellite missionsUnderstand and characterize land remote sensing technologiesPerform USGS development responsibilities for new missionsOversee all acquisition of dataIncluding antennas and supporting hardware, development of processingDevelop new partnerships to receive dataCommercial data buy contracts, partnerships, International Ground StationsDevelop systems to document and analyze Earth Observation User Requirements and Capabilities and perform EO solution assessmentProcess data to a distributable format (L1T)Calibrate satellite data, and provide science quality data
26 TSSC Supports Operations and maintenance of the EROS ground station Daily flight and ground operations of Landsat 7 and 8Operating / enhancing data ingest, storage, and processing systemsCalibration and data quality efforts for land remote sensing dataCurrent and future system architectures – O&M and UpgradesLand imaging architecture studies and future system developmentSystems development to support Land Change ScienceElicitation, documentation, and development of earth observation (EO) requirementsThe Administrations Triennial EO Assessments (EOAs)Assessments for new mission technologies and capabilitiesData system characterization and cross-calibrationUSGS EROS on-site instrumentation network
27 Key EROS Mission Functions… Data Archiving and Access:Expand and safeguardthe archive and ensure thatanyone, anywhere and at anytimehave ready access to land informationAcquisition: Development and Operationsof Ground Systems: Satellite missionground system designer, developer andoperator.Science: Conduct research anddevelop applications and promoteknowledge and use of landinformation to better understandthe Earth
28 Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) A capability to continuously track and characterize changes in land cover, use, and condition and translate such information into assessments of current and historical processes of change as a science foundation to support evaluations and decisions relevant to environmental management and policy.Energy developmentPollinatorlandscapesCarbon consequencesDrought monitoringWet / dry cyclesLand-cover change
29 Research and Applications Branch Provide an understanding of the rates and causes of land change and how changes in land use, cover, and condition affect people and nature. Develop and mature definitive land change information and knowledge products and services, and assist customers with application of information to societal problemsDetermine observation and data capture requirements to support information product generation and assessmentsScientifically acquire and communicate a better understanding of issue-related land change processes and constraintsStreamline and maintain analytical capability for science information processing and land change detectionInvestigations that identify, describe, and forecast land change and its implicationsIntegrate efforts to complete periodic and special topic priority assessmentsGauge success based on utility and impact of resultant products and services
30 TSSC Supports Developing advanced scientific technical infrastructure Design and implementation of complex spatial analysis modelsTransfer of remote sensing and spatial data analysis technologiesRemote sensing and spatial data handling technologiesDeveloping improved data & information processing methodsDeveloping exploratory data analysis and data visualization toolsDeveloping improved production algorithmsProcessing data to generate and validate information products
33 TSSC Supports:Securing and administering the broad EROS network infrastructureSecurity/Risk Management across three different enclavesCradle to grave system administration to the end userA service-oriented enterprise architectureBuild-out of a service oriented architectureLimited hosting services and manages Service Level AgreementsActionable solutions for required changes to the environment
35 EROS Communications and Outreach Office Create excitement and enthusiasm for our science and operational activities among the lay public, the science community, our colleagues in Government, the private sector, and potential sponsors of our work.Target important, timely, and interesting areas of EROS activities;Choose effective media, venues, and events to publicize; andPlan and prioritize the communications work.
36 TSSC SupportsNational conferences, community outreach, education activities, graphic design, EROS web presence, social media, public affairs and media relationsReception desk, tour coordination, special visitors and meetingsOperating and maintaining the EROS LibraryPublication review and approval process
38 Contract Basic Information Period of Performance will be a 5 year contract with no optionsSingle Vendor, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract with Cost Plus Fixed Fee and Firm Fixed Price Task OrdersPerformance BasedSmall business partnership goal of 25%Minimum/Maximum ($100K / $300M)
39 Contract Basic Information IDIQ SOW sets a basic “umbrella” of scope; task orders are more precise scopeScope limited to EROS mission requirementsFull and open competition in accordance with FAR 15Incumbent Contractor- Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT, Inc.)
40 Schedule Draft RFP –posted 11/19/2014 to the Reading Room Q&A’s (draft) – due 12/2/2014Post Q&As (draft) – mid DecFinal RFP – mid DecProposals due – late JanAward – late May
41 Reading Room http://www.usgs.gov/contracts/acq_opp/EROS_index.html Draft RFP with attachmentsSample Task Orders with Reference documentsEROS policies and regulationsTask Orders - Statement of Objectives from the current year
42 Reading RoomRedacted Contract and modifications posted in Reading Room (future posting)Questions and answers (future posting)Industry Day slides will be posted to the Reading Room
43 Reading RoomAll substantive changes to the Reading Room will be announced on FedBizOpps (FBO)FBO is not connecting to FedConnect at this moment, please look for announcements and documents in FBO or the Reading Room
44 Frequently Asked Questions Question: What project size standards are required for past performance?Response: There are no size standards for past performance; however, the Government is looking for past performance that is similar in effort as stated in Section C of the solicitation.
45 Frequently Asked Questions Question: How many past performance references are required from a significant subcontractor?Response: No less than three, but no more than five for both prime and subcontractor (combined). Or, a statement of no past performance in order to be rated as neutral.
46 EROS Site Visit Information RSVP by November 25, 2014 for November 26, 2014 notice of tour timeRSVP by November 26, 2014 for December 1, 2014 notice of tour timeDecember 2, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:00pmCheck-in at the doorThe auditorium, atrium and cafeteria will be available while waitingaddress:
47 For more information: Questions: Questions:Robin S. Doyle, Contracting Officer U.S. Geological Survey Sunrise Valley Drive Mail Stop: 205 Reston, VA
48 Thank-you for your interest in U. S Thank-you for your interest in U.S. Geological Survey and Earth Resources Observations and Science Center!