DHS desires proposals from SDVOSBs with a GSA PSS 874-7 Schedule contract. Our firm meets those criteria. Our firm has assembled a team of 2 other Similarly Situated Entities (3 SDVOSBs) one SSE has a Secret FCL. DHS in answers to industry questions confirmed that proper facility clearance is required at proposal submission. DHS would not allow the use of a SSE team member to provide the Secret FCL. DHS said they would initiate the DD254 for the awardee but not sponsor a firm for a facility clearance.
Is there any recourse to get the government to allow a SSE team member with a Secret FCL to meet the DHS requirement for a proper facility clearance at proposal submission?