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RT-2036 Qualification

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published November 10, 2015  -  Deadline November 30, 2016
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Air Combat Electronics Program Office PMA-209, intends to negotiate and award a sole-source delivery order under Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) N00019-11-G-0018 to Rockwell Collins Government Systems (RCGS), Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498 to provide management, integration, test, qualification and delivery of the Next Generation Tactical Radio RT-2036(C).
The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under authority of FAR 6.302-1, "Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy the requirements." RCGS is the sole developer of the ARC-210 family of products and related ancillary equipment and maintains the proprietary rights to this radio. Accordingly, it is the only source capable of providing the required efforts.
THIS NOTICE OF INTENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. No contract will be awarded on the basis of offers received in response to this notice. Interested parties, however, may identify their interest and capability by responding to the requirement.  The Government will consider all information received prior to closing date of this synopsis. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. A determination not to compete this requirement is within the discretion of the Government. No phone inquiries will be entertained. All inquiries and concerns shall be addressed via email to Beatriz Estrada at or Diana Harritt at no later than 30 November 2015, 4pm local time.  Any response to this notice must show clear and convincing evidence that competition would be advantageous to the Government in a future procurement.
Companies interested in subcontracting opportunities may contact Rockwell Collins' Small Business Liaison Officer, Kris Gralund
Rockwell Collins Inc.,
400 Collins Road NE,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52498
(319) 263-3344.

CDL SRQ-4 Solicitation

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published July 19, 2016  -  Deadline November 21, 2016
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Multi-Mission Helicopter Program Office (PMA-299) intends to procure on a competitive basis Common Data Link (CDL) SRQ-4 (Ku) Band Shipboard Radio Terminal Sets (RTS), Maintenance Assistance Modules (MAMs) kits, On-Board Repair Parts (OBRPs) kits and Installation Checkout Outfitting kits (INCOs) in accordance with FAR Part 6.1 "Full and Open Competition."  This contract encompasses the efforts required to manufacture, test, deliver, manage and support AN/SRQ-4 (Ku) band Radio Terminal Sets (RTS) for ship small surface combatants.  This procurement is contemplated as a fixed price type contract for a base award and four option years.  The base year will include any Non-recurring Engineering (NRE) required to satisfy specification requirements; the qualification testing (contractor testing), manufacture of test assets for CDL SRQ systems, verification, validation, Government testing and refurbishment and procurement of systems.  There will be four (4) option years to manufacture and deliver additional quantities of systems that meet the configuration approved during the base year.  The estimated quantities are as follows:  the base award consists of the FY2017 requirement of approximately six (6) each AN/SRQ-4 (Ku) band RTS, Option for six (6) each Maintenance Assistance Modules, Option for (6) each OBRP kits, (2) each INCO kits and Option for two (2) INCO kits; Option Year 1 (FY2018) approximately six (6) AN/SRQ-4 (Ku) band RTS, six (6) MAMs and six (6) OBRPs; Option Year 2 (FY2019) approximately seven (7) AN/SRQ-4 (Ku) band RTS, seven (7) MAMs and seven (7) OBRPs; Option Year 3 (FY2020) approximately seven (7) AN/SRQ-4 (Ku) band RTS, seven (7) MAMs and seven (7) OBRPs; Option Year 4 (FY2021) approximately seven (7) AN/SRQ-4 (Ku) band RTS, seven (7) MAMs and seven (7) OBRPs.  Desired delivery of the AN/SRQ-4 (Ku) band RTS is approximately two units 18 months after award (inclusive of first article testing) and approximately one (1) per month thereafter.  Offerors who plan to propose as prime contractors must hold a United States Government Secret facility clearance.Specifications/SOW:Specifications/drawings are available upon request via CD-ROM to United States Government Agencies and their U.S. Government contractors.  The documents are comprised primarily of specifications and drawings to include the Statement of Work (SOW) and Prime Item Development Specifications for the AN/SRQ-4 (Ku) band RTS.  The H-60 Multi Mission Helicopter Program (PMA-299) is the acquisition program office for this potential effort.  Instructions are included in this notice on how to request the specifications, SOW and related materials, and how to submit comments, clarifying questions, and responses.  To request the specifications/drawings, please send your company name, company physical mailing address, CAGE code, and point of contact information (your name, phone number, and email address) to:  Ms. Kathy Camm at or fax to her attention at 301-757-5284.  Please copy Ms. Brittany Reynolds at when emailing.  An email confirmation will be sent upon receipt and a CD-ROM will be mailed upon verification of requestor's information.  This program includes information that has been designated as "Distribution D" and is only releasable to current and approved Department of Defense (DoD) contractors.  In addition, the program requires a procurement effort in certain critical technologies/data that are not releasable to foreign firms.  Some documents are under Federal export control for "sensitive" or "controlled" technologies regulated by the U.S. Department of State International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) protecting national security.  Data may not be exported without an approval, authorization, or license under E.O. 12470 or the Arms Export Control Act.  Disclosure of the control drawings requires the verification of a current license for the oral, visual, or documentary disclosure of technical data by U.S. persons to foreign persons as defined under the U.S. Department website  To participate, a foreign firm may be required to team with a U.S. firm that possesses a current and valid U.S. facility clearance with technologies/data safeguarding capabilities, inclusive of the authority to receive critical technology and/or data required to execute this program.  Any resultant contractor teaming or license agreements between U.S. firms and foreign firms, to include employment of foreign nationals by U.S. firms, shall be in accordance with current U.S. export laws, security requirements, and National Disclosure Policy, and shall require the prior approval of the contracting officer and foreign disclosure officer.  It is the contractor's responsibility to provide evidence of any such agreement and/or license to this office for review, and this shall be verified prior to release of any controlled documents.  Prior to release of any controlled documents under this solicitation, any U.S. contractor must acknowledge its responsibilities under U.S. export control laws and regulations (including the obligation, under certain circumstances, to obtain an export license prior to the release of technical data within or outside the United States) and agree that it will not disseminate any export-controlled technical data subject to this requirement in a manner that would violate applicable export control laws and regulations.  Upon review of your written request, verification of your status and acknowledgement of the contractor's responsibility under the U.S. Export laws and regulations, the requested documents will be provided.  The Contractor is responsible for the proper handling and disposal of documents.  The Contractor shall return the CD-ROM to the Government within two (2) weeks of the closing date of this announcement to the Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, Building 2272, Suite 155, Attention:  Ms. Kathy Camm, AIR, 47123 Buse Road Unit IPT, Patuxent River, MD  20670-1547.This announcement is not a contract, a promise to contract, or a commitment of any kind on the part of the Government.Companies responding to this request should indicate whether they are a large or small business, small disadvantaged business, woman-owned business, HUBZONE small business and/or service disabled veteran-owned small business.  Please inform us if your company intends to perform the work as the prime contractor, or if you desire to subcontract with a prime contractor.  Ensure your response contains your company's name, street address, point of contact with phone number and email address, company webpage URL.  All responses must be unclassified.  The Government will not reimburse any preparation costs.Comments, Clarifying Questions, and Responses:Unclassified written comments, recommendations, and questions regarding the documents shall be submitted by 15 October 2016 to the following: or fax to her attention at 301-757-5284, or at the Department of the Navy, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Building 2272 Room 155, Attention:  Kathy Camm, AIR, 47123 Buse Road Unit IPT, Patuxent River, MD  20670-1547.  Please copy Ms. Brittany Reynolds at when emailing.  Questions shall be limited to matters not involving classified and/or business proprietary matters.  At any time after receipt of comments/questions, the Government reserves the right to contact respondents for further clarification of the submittal.  The Government will consider any responses to this solicitation notice as consent to be included in the potential Bidder's List.  Contract award is anticipated in the 3QFY17 timeframe.   Interested offerors are responsible for monitoring these sites for the release of the solicitation package and any other pertinent information or amendments.


Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published March 31, 2016  -  Deadline March 31, 2017
BAA CLOSING DATE: 03/31/2017
1. INTRODUCTIONThe Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is soliciting white papers from universities, colleges, and educational research institutes in order to establish Cooperative Agreements (CAs) that will support research in the areas of Natural Science, Humanities, and Mathematics. The purpose is to improve U.S. Naval capability, respond to current critical needs, and to develop broad options for countering adversarial technologies. To support this mission, the white paper must provide solutions that will enable future capability and/or enhance current readiness.
NAWCAD's technical challenges are broad and inherently multidisciplinary in nature. The scientific and technological core capabilities being developed at NAWCAD include but are not limited to air vehicles, power & propulsion, avionics, human systems, weapons & energetics, warfare analysis, research & intelligence, simulation & modeling, and test & evaluation.2. BACKGROUND The purpose of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to establish an agreement between NAWCAD and universities, colleges, or other educational research institutes to conduct basic and applied research in support of Naval Aviation. Agreement holders may work on a broad range of research projects in close cooperation with NAWCAD subject matter experts (SMEs). These collaborative agreements will enhance the overall ability to execute advanced research projects. The work performed shall be in direct support of NAWCAD. Activities shall include but are not limited to:
• Conducting research in current and emerging technologies. NAWCAD's technical interest spans the continuum from science to product.• Teaming with academia and DOD agencies to find the most appropriate solution to current and future warfighter requirements.• Promoting technology transfer using NAWCAD's facilities including operational aircraft test beds.• Providing technical assistance and training associated with different types, models, and series of aircrafts.• Providing SMEs in specific areas of aviation expertise.• Providing research and development for projects in the areas of planning, design, development, construction, and training of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.• Conducting short courses and seminars to address unique topics and issues in research and development as determined by NAWCAD SMEs for current and future aircrafts.• Providing and participating in internships and sabbaticals for professors and students.3. AREAS OF INTEREST
NAWCAD has spent considerable time identifying and defining critical areas of research referred to as the core capabilities within the departments of Research & Engineering, Test & Evaluation, and Logistics. Specific areas of research addressed by this BAA include but are not limited to the following areas:
Systems Engineering - Areas of collaboration include but are not limited to the following: systems safety engineering, air platform development and integration, system of systems architectures, aviation/ship integration, combat survivability, reliability and maintainability engineering, anti-tamper engineering, electromagnetic environmental effects engineering, and manufacturing.
Cost Analysis - Areas of collaboration include but are not limited to the following: cost modeling, cost estimating, database development and management, and the development of cost, schedule, and technical algorithms and tools.
Air Vehicles - Areas of collaboration include but are not limited to the following: reliability engineering, aero-mechanics & flight controls, structural mechanics, life management of airframes, material science, airframe materials, corrosion prevention & control, thermal management, fire & ice protection, subsystem function, design, integration and maintainability (mechanical systems, hydraulics, pneumatics and landing gear), and fuel containment/aerial refueling.
Power and Propulsion (P&P) - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: reliability engineering, fuel systems, controls and diagnostics, air-breathing engines, fuels and lubricants, electric power generation, auxiliary power, low observable signature technologies, propulsion life management, and mechanical systems.
Avionics - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: flight information systems, electronic warfare systems, radio frequency engineering, signal processing, electro-optic engineering, acoustic engineering, software development & quality assurance, mission computer technology, target recognition and communication networks.
Human Systems - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: cockpit controls and displays, ergonomics, anthropomorphic measurement, human performance assessment & modeling, flight gear, protective equipment, survival equipment, chemical-biological gear, fire suppression, virtual environments, and human factor engineering (social, behavioral, cultural) and reliability.
Weapons and Energetics - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: launch and recovery equipment, electro-magnetics, high-energy generation and control, environment sensing, prognostics & health monitoring, automatic testing of hardware and software, displays, information systems & intelligent agents, advanced computer & data processing applications.
Support Equipment - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: launch and recovery equipment, electro-magnetics, high-energy generation and control, environmental sensing, prognostics & health monitoring, automatic testing of hardware and software, displays, information systems & intelligent agents, advanced computer & data processing applications.
Warfare Analysis - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: operational suitability, maritime effectiveness, aircraft concepts, weapons concepts, decision analysis, vulnerability, and capability based assessment.
Research and Intelligence - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: image and signal processing, unmanned systems, optics research & fabrication and chemical detection.
Test and Evaluation Engineering - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: telemetry, communications, data links & data acquisition, mission system testing, target engineering, airborne threat simulation, integrated battle-space simulation & test, hardware-in-the-loop testing, flight instrumentation, ground radar analysis, test article configuration, navigation and identification.
Simulation and Modeling - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: weapon training systems, parallel computing, virtual environments, tactical decision-making, training technologies, verification, and validation.
Logistics and Industrial Operations - Areas of research include but are not limited to the following: maintenance planning, logistics planning, integration of maintenance and logistics support elements, projection of workload, planning and implementation of modifications, and the design of readiness improvement.
Proposal submissions shall follow a two-phased approach. The first phase shall consist of submission of a technical white paper, discussed below. Phase II, submission of full proposals, is by invitation only. No further Request for Information (RFI), solicitation, or other announcement of this opportunity will be made. White papers may be submitted at any time up to the closing date of the BAA. Offerors may submit white papers within one or more of the areas of interest listed in previous paragraphs.
Offerors shall submit a technical white paper, not to exceed five pages. The white paper shall address one or more of the areas identified above. White papers will be evaluated quarterly. All proprietary portions of the white paper shall be clearly identified and will be treated with the strictest confidence. The white paper shall include:
• The need for the proposed research, interactions, joint research, sabbaticals, etc.;• how Naval Aviation / the Warfighter will benefit (including commercial applications if applicable);• technology challenges that must be overcome;• brief description of the technical approach and facilities involved;• annual cost estimate if applicable; and• anticipated sharing arrangement between the Government and submitting organization (facilities, equipment, people, etc.).
Submission of a proposal shall constitute consent to disclose proprietary information to all Government source selection participants.
The cover sheet for the white paper shall identify:
1. BAA Number;2. University, College, or Educational Research Institute Name;3. Other Team Members and type of business for each;4. Technical Points of Contact (including phone, fax, and e-mail information) at the University, College, or Educational Research Institute;5. Administrative Point of Contact (including phone, fax, and e-mail information) University, College, or Educational Research Institute; and6. One paragraph that summarizes the relationship of the proposal to the BAA.
Overview of the Proposed Work / Interactions shall include:
• A summary of proposed concepts;• an estimated timeframe for completion of project;• a brief description of the facilities involved;• a brief resume of the principle investigator(s);• a rough order of cost magnitude; and,• the anticipated sharing arrangement (if applicable).
Phase I White papers shall be submitted electronically. Phase I white papers submitted in response to this announcement will be reviewed by NAWCAD's Science and Technology community. Only Offerors' who's Phase I - White Papers that are of interest to the Government and considered capable of meeting Program requirements will be requested to submit a Phase II - Full Proposal.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE AGREEMENT HOLDERS:Current registration in the DoD's System for Award Management (SAM) database is a prerequisite for receiving an award resulting from this BAA. For more information, please contact the Federal Service Desk at 1-866-606-8220 or go to the SAM website at:
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-398) required Contractors to submit invoices electronically, and the Department of Defense (DoD) to process electronically, requests for payment under DoD contracts. Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) is a web-based application that allows DoD Vendors to submit and track their invoices, receipts, and acceptance documents electronically. Offerors shall submit payment requests and receiving reports using WAWF. For more information, please contact the WAWF Help Desk at 1-800-756-4571, and select option 6 or go on-line to the WAWF Information website at: PHASE II - FULL PROPOSAL
4.2.1 General Information
Request and/or submission of a full proposal does not constitute an agreement and does not guarantee award selection. Offerors will not be reimbursed for bid and proposal costs.
Proposals shall be submitted with an original signature of an authorizing official to and Proposal submission is not restricted in any way to any particular entity. Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities are encouraged to participate. The NAICS Code for this BAA is 541712.
Submit Phase II Full Proposals electronically in two (2) volumes: Volume I Technical and Volume II Cost.
(1) VOLUME I - TECHNICAL PROPOSALS shall not exceed thirty (30) pages and shall include the following three sections:
1) Section 1 - Executive Summary: Provide a brief technical and business summary of the contents of the proposal. The technical summary shall address the proposal's technical goals, approach, interactions, and expected results. The business summary shall address business and/or commercial applications of the proposal technology.
2) Section 2 - Technical Issues: Provide a detailed narrative of the proposed technical approach, objectives, staffing, and resources relating to the development of the proposed technology for military and commercial (if applicable) use. Additionally, the following areas shall be addressed:
• Discuss specifically the technical objectives of this proposed effort;• Provide a Statement of Work (SOW) that discusses the specific tasks to be accomplished, tied to the specific approach, and goals of the project;• Provide resumes for Principle Investigator(s) and other key research personnel;• Describe the current and planned facilities and equipment to accomplish the research objectives; and• Provide a narrative of your past performance on similar efforts including initial office set-up.
The Statement of Work shall not be marked as proprietary as the SOW will be utilized in the resultant agreement/order.
3) Section 3 - Business Issues: Discuss the business issues relating to the commercial applications of the proposed development and its impact on the market and detail benefits to the Department of Defense (DoD), if applicable.
(2) VOLUME II - COST/FUNDING PROPOSAL. Cost/funding proposals are not restricted in length and have no specific page layout requirements, but should address funding by periods of performance. Formal work breakdown structures (WBS) and certified cost or pricing data are neither required nor desired. However, NAWCAD reserves the right to request this information. Organize the Cost/Funding proposals to include four (4) sections in the following order:
Section 1 - Total Project Cost: Provide a summary spreadsheet (sample of recommended format will be provided) outlining the total cost by project, including labor, material, and travel for each project proposed and a total cost for the entire proposal. In addition, provide a detailed breakdown of costs of the project. Costs shall be broken down for each task appearing in the Statement of Work (SOW) and shall include all of the proposed costs to the Government and cost shared by the offeror. Present the following information for each phase of the effort:
• Total cost of the particular project phase;• Total offeror cost share;• Funding requested from the Government; and• Elements of cost (labor, direct materials, travel, other direct costs, equipment, software, patents, royalties, indirect costs, escalation, and cost of money).
Sufficient information shall be provided in supporting documents to allow the Government to evaluate the reasonableness of these proposed costs, including salaries, overhead, equipment purchases, fair market rental value of leased items, and the method used for making such valuations. Documents shall include the most recent ONR Rate Negotiation Agreement and/or DCAA Forward Pricing Rate Agreements, payroll verification, three years of historical actual indirect rates, and invoices or quotes for material purchases. Profit shall not be proposed in accordance with DODGARS 34.18 "Fee and Profit."
Section 2 - Cost Sharing and In-Kind Contributions: This section shall include: (i) the sources of cash and amounts to be used for matching requirements; (ii) the specific in-kind contributions proposed, their value in monetary terms, and the methods by which their values were derived; and (iii) evidence of the existence of adequate cash or commitments to provide sufficient cash in the future. Affirmative, signed statements are required from outside sources of cash. Provide sufficient information regarding the sources of the offeror's cost share so that a determination may be made by the Government regarding the availability, timeliness, and control of these resources. For example: How will the funds and resources be applied to advance the progress of the proposed effort? What is the role of any proposed in-kind contribution?
Section 3 - Cost to the Government: This section shall specify the total costs proposed to be borne by the Government and any technical or other assistance including equipment, facilities, and personnel of Federal laboratories, if any, required to support these activities. The cost to the Government should be that portion of the proposed effort, which is not covered, by the contractor's portion of the cost share. The costs incurred and work performed by any DoD or national laboratory "partnering" with the offeror under the proposal shall normally be considered costs of the Government and not costs of the offeror for purposes of the cost-sharing requirement. Present sufficient information regarding the resources to be provided by the Government so that an evaluation of their availability, timeliness, and control may be made.
Section 4 - Off-Budget Supporting Resources: This section shall show cash or in-kind resources which will support the proposed activity but which are not intended to be included in the total project cost. Items in this category do not count as cost share or as Federal funds, which must be matched. Examples of items to place in this category include commitments of cash or in-kind resources from other Federal sources, such as national laboratories, and projections of fee-based income where there is substantial uncertainty about the level which will actually be collected and where the income is not needed to meet cost-share requirements.
The Government will evaluate proposals responsive to any or all of the areas of interest discussed herein. Proposals will not be evaluated against each other.
The primary evaluation criteria are:
a) Scientific and technical merits of the proposed research to include, (1) the degree to which the proposed research and development objectives support the targeted technical topic and (2) validity of the technical basis for the approach offered.b) The offeror's capabilities, related experience, past performance on similar efforts, research investigators/personnel, facilities, location, techniques, or unique combination of these, which are integral factors for achieving the proposal objectives.c) The realism and reasonableness of cost, including proposed cost sharing.6. AWARDS
NAWCAD intends to award Cooperative Agreements, however, NAWCAD will consider various types of acquisition vehicles including but not limited to traditional FAR/DFARS type contracts or other non-procurement agreements. NAWCAD is planning to make one or more awards within the overall objectives stated in this BAA. All awards will be based on the individual merit of the proposal. The Government reserves the right to select all, some, or none of the proposals received in response to this announcement. Any awards are subject to the availability of appropriations. There is no commitment by the Navy to be responsible for any monies expended by the offeror before award of a contract/agreement. For awards made as contracts, the socio-economic merits of each proposal will be evaluated based on the commitment to provide meaningful subcontracting opportunities with small business programs. These efforts shall be conducted primarily at the agreement holder's site but NAWCAD facilities may also be available and/or used depending on project needs. Access and use of NAWCAD facilities will require security clearances and US citizenship.
NOTE: Typically, research findings result in the need for additional services/supplies, which are not possible to anticipate or project. Modifications to the agreement may be executed to satisfy these requirements; thereby providing for flexibility in technology assessment (with technology transition the ultimate goal). In the event that this is required, it shall be considered to be within the scope of this BAA and the resulting agreement, and therefore will have met the requirements of the Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DODGARS).
Contracting Office Address: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division47060 Liljencrantz Road, Building 433Patuxent River, MD 20670United States
Place of Performance: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft DivisionPatuxent River, Maryland United States
Primary Points of Contact:
Jeffrey BoycePhone: 301-757-0015Jeffrey.S.Boyce@Navy.Mil
Rebecca WathenPhone: 301-757-0013Rebecca.Wathen@Navy.Mil
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