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Remote Radio Control Interface Units

Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) | Published August 5, 2015  -  Deadline September 4, 2015
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The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking vendors who can manufacture from built-to-print drawings and provide engineering support services for Remote Radio Control Interface Units for the Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights, Runway End Identifier Lights, Precision Approach Path Indicator, and Visual Approach Slope Indicator. If you're viewing this announcement from a source other than Federal Aviation Administration Contract Opportunities (FAACO), visit https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/announcement/view/21986 to view the original announcement.

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION / MARKET SURVEY 900 MHZ RADIO EQUIPMENT

Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) | Published December 17, 2015  -  Deadline January 29, 2016
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1. Background: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) currently uses 900 MHz digital microwave radios to support communications requirements within the National Airspace System (NAS). The microwave radios are primarily used in Alaska and can experience severe weather conditions. In most cases, the microwave radios serve as the primary communications medium and must be highly reliable. The current model of microwave radios, the GE-MDS LEDR 900S, has reached the end of its operational supportability. The FAA is considering the replacement of the existing microwave radios through a technology-refresh program. 2. Purpose: The FAA is requesting information from providers of digital microwave radio systems as it considers procurement strategies for a possible replacement for existing digital microwave radios. 3. Description of the Required Capabilities: The FAA requires digital microwave radios capable of operating in the existing 932-935 MHz and 941-944 MHz Government Frequency bands. Ideally, the radios will be tunable within these bands by users in the field. The radio must be operable on 120V 60Hz AC power and fit within one rack unit (1.75”) of a standard 19” electronics-equipment rack. In addition, the radio must support a minimum radiofrequency (RF) power output of 1 Watt as measured at the transmitter’s antenna-output port. The FAA desires the radio to be operable with transmit/receive frequency spacing of 9 MHz. 4. Additional Information: • This is not a Screening Information Request (SIR) or Request for Proposals. • The FAA’s issuance of this RFI is not an assurance a procurement will occur. • The FAA is not seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals. • The FAA will not pay for any information received or costs incurred in preparing the response to this RFI/Market Survey. • Any costs associated with the RFI/Market Survey response submittals are solely at the interested party’s expense. • Information provided in response to this RFI/Market Survey is for the FAA’s informational purposes only and will not be released to the public. • Any proprietary information submitted must be marked as such. 5. Instructions: Interested parties should submit the following items in response to this Market Survey / RFI by January 29, 2016: • A 1-page letter of transmittal on company letterhead that identifies a company point of contact, including name, title, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address; • A Capabilities Statement of no more than 5 pages (12-point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins); and • A completed and signed Business Declaration Form (Attachment 1). The Capabilities Statement should include the following information: A. Technical Capabilities of the Available Radio Equipment 1. Provide a brief description of the product potentially offered to meet the requirements described in Section 3 of this RFI / Market Survey. 2. Identify the RF power output levels supported by the recommended microwave radio (as measured at the transmitter’s antenna output port). 3. State whether the radio can operate on 120V 60Hz AC power and if other power options are available. 4. State whether the potentially offered microwave radio can operate with TX/RX frequency spacing of 9 MHz. 5. State whether the recommended microwave radio can fit in a 1-RU rack mountable chassis. 6. Identify the data rates, modulation, and coding schemes supported by the radio. Describe what is involved in changing the rate, modulation, and coding. 7. State whether the power output at the antenna port is adjustable by the user. 8. State whether the recommended microwave radio supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). If so, state the versions of SNMP that are supported. 9. Identify the Interfaces supported. 10. State whether the transmit and receive frequencies can be tuned by users within the frequency range specified above. If so, state whether it is a manual process or there is a software tool available to support the task. If a single radio cannot be tuned across the frequency band, describe the frequency range of a single radio and state whether any subassembly may be exchanged to change the range. 11. Indicate whether the radio includes a built-in multiplexer. If so, describe the extent of the multiplexing capabilities. 12. Identify any enhanced security features of the microwave radio. B. Product Support Provided 1. Indicate whether your company provides implementation support for the recommended product. If so, is it included in the unit price of the product or priced separately? 2. Identify the geographic scope of product support that your company provides for the recommended product. 3. Describe the levels of support available in terms of response times and hours of operation. 4. Describe your warranty/repair/replacement policies for the recommended product. 5. State whether the warranty includes product updates and bug fixes. 6. Describe the technical documentation available for the recommended product. 7. Describe the training your company provides relative to the recommended product in terms of the mode of delivery (e.g., classroom or online), duration, materials provided, and any restriction on use of those materials by the Government. C. Pricing 1. Indicate whether pricing for your recommended product is available on a GSA schedule or on your corporate website. If so, provide the pricing and a URL. 2. State whether you offer discounts for volume purchases. If so, at what volume levels? 3. Identify the maintenance and support costs of the recommended product after the manufacturer’s warranty has expired. 4. Indicate whether your contract maintenance rates include firmware upgrades and security patches. 5. Indicate whether there are any licensing costs associated with any parts of the recommended solution. 6. Indicate whether operations and maintenance (O&M) training is included in the purchase price or if it is available at an additional cost. Indicate whether the training materials can be licensed for reproduction and use by the government. D. Corporate Overview 1. Identify the number and dollar value of microwave radios your company sold during your most recently completed corporate fiscal year. Indicate the corresponding percentage of your total corporate revenue. 2. State how long the recommended product has been in production, how much longer the current model is expected to be in production, and how much longer the current model is expected to be supported by your company or a third party. 3. State where the recommended microwave product, including key components, is manufactured. 4. Indicate whether your company meets the Small Business Size Standards under Small Business Administration guidelines for either of the following NAICS codes: 334220 – Airborne Radio Communications Equipment Manufacturing 334419 – Other Electronic Component Manufacturing If your company does not meet the Small Business Size Standards for one of these NAICS codes, you may suggest another NAICS code for which you meet the size standard if it is relevant to the scope of this RFI. Responses to this RFI/Market Survey are requested no later than 2:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on January 29, 2016. Submittals must be made electronically to the Contracting Officer, Dave Keehan, at the following e-mail address: dave.keehan@faa.gov. Submissions, including attachments, must be in .doc or .docx format. Responses are limited to one per parent company. Questions concerning this RFI/Market Survey must be directed to the Contracting Officer, Dave Keehan, at dave.keehan@faa.gov. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Attachment 1 - Business Declaration Form If you're viewing this announcement from a source other than Federal Aviation Administration Contract Opportunities (FAACO), visit https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/announcement/view/23203 to view the original announcement.

Market Survey for Remote Radio Control System (RRCS)

Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) | Published November 25, 2015  -  Deadline December 17, 2017
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This is an amendment 0003 to earlier posted market survey #22577 and its amendments 0001 and 0002 for the Remote Radio Control System (RRCS). Interested parties are advised to review the contents of the earlier market survey postings and the current Amendment 0003 and its attachments. If you're viewing this announcement from a source other than Federal Aviation Administration Contract Opportunities (FAACO), visit https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/announcement/view/23059 to view the original announcement.

Remote Radio Control System (RRCS) Market Survey

Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) | Published September 22, 2015  -  Deadline October 22, 2015
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The FAA is seeking vendors who can manufacture and provide engineering support services for the Remote Radio Control System (RRCS). The FAA has an anticipated requirement for up to 500 RRCS along with associated technical and engineering support for installation of these systems at various sites throughout the continental United States. Interested parties must provide their submital via email to Dwayne.Berry@Faa.gov by no later than October 22, 2015. If you're viewing this announcement from a source other than Federal Aviation Administration Contract Opportunities (FAACO), visit https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/announcement/view/22577 to view the original announcement.

Market Survey for standalone Emergency Transceiver Radio (ETR)

Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) | Published August 3, 2015  -  Deadline September 15, 2015
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This announcement is a Market Survey. Vendors are encouraged to submit their radio product specifications for equipment that satisfies the operating characteristics outlined in this announcement. This announcement is NOT A SCREENING INFORMATION REQUEST (SIR) OR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) of any kind. Further, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is not seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals. The FAA will make no contract award and will not procure any material via this announcement. All interested parties are advised that the FAA will not pay for any information or any administrative costs associated with any response to this Market Survey announcement. Therefore, all costs associated with Market Survey submissions will be solely at the interested parties’ expense. Purpose of Announcement: In accordance with the FAA Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS) paragraph 3.2.1.2.1 (Market Analysis), the purpose of this announcement is to inform industry of the FAA’s interest in a standalone Emergency Transceiver Radio (ETR) that includes a microphone, antenna, charger, etc. The FAA requests that interested vendors send relevant information about ETRs they offer that meet the requirements below; the submittals should include the information specifically requested below. Listed below are salient technical and operating specifications. The FAA desires a transceiver unit that provides both Very High Frequency (VHF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) operation for air traffic control (ATC) in the event of a catastrophic failure (facility fire, bomb threat, severe weather, etc.). The transceivers would replace normal ATC terminal environment functionality during the critical 30 minutes after such an event. The operational frequencies are VHF 118.000-136.975 MHz using both 25 kHz and 8.33 kHz channel spacing and UHF frequencies of 225.000-399.975 MHz using 25 kHz channel spacing. The modulation pattern will be DSB-AM. A typical emergency ATC event will require the use of multiple VHF and UHF channels so an important characteristic required of the ETR is protection from interference generated by another closely spaced ETR transmitter carrier, noise, or other spurious emissions. The capability to operate in close proximity (co-location) with other ETRs is of primary importance. There are operational requirements for a minimum of three identical ETRs in close proximity to each other. Please include product specifications for co-location capabilities. The ETR must allow for continuous operation and continued charging of the batteries when its power supply is plugged into either a 120 VAC power source or a 24 VDC power source. The charger should have a “trickle charge” capability to keep the batteries at the optimal voltage level at all times. Please describe your current battery operational capability using a 50% duty cycle (transmit vs. receive). It is preferred that the weight of the ETR is less than 20 pounds with batteries. The primary configuration will be a transceiver that can be “grab and go” with battery operation only for quick emergency use when the facility is evacuated (due to frequency outage, fire, bomb threat, etc.). A secondary configuration is being mountable into a 19” rack connected to 120 VAC or 24 VDC. It is preferred that a minimum tool set be required for installation and removal of the radio. Please describe how your unit could mount into a 19” equipment rack. In your response, vendors are encouraged to request a demonstration of their possible candidate radios at the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, currently planned for the September-October 2015 timeframe. The demonstrations will be coordinated through the FAA Contracting Officer. To ensure full consideration by the FAA, responses to this Market Survey must be received by the FAA Contracting Officer at dave.keehan@faa.gov no later than September 15, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time. If you're viewing this announcement from a source other than Federal Aviation Administration Contract Opportunities (FAACO), visit https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/announcement/view/21939 to view the original announcement.

Enterprise Programs, Infrastructure, and Communications Services (EPICS) - DRAFT SIR

Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) | Published January 4, 2016  -  Deadline February 5, 2016
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The purpose of this announcement is to obtain industry comments on the attached Draft SIR for the EPICS requirement. References: a. Market Survey Announcement for EPICS, #21803, dated 7/23/15 1. This public announcement is being issued in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acquisition Management System Policy § 3.2.1.2.1. Interested parties are advised that: - This is not a Screening Information Request (SIR) or Request for Proposals; - The FAA is not seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals; - The FAA will not pay for any information received or costs incurred in preparing responses; and - Any costs associated with the response submittals are solely at the interested parties’ expense. 2. Description of the Required Services The EPICS contract will obtain support services for programs within the FAA’s Communications, Infrastructure and Network Programs (CINP) Group and related programs in accomplishing their mission objectives. The CINP is responsible for the implementation, management, and execution of communications infrastructure programs supporting the National Airspace System (NAS) and non-NAS systems and networks. The EPICS contractors will provide a broad range of Program Management support, Acquisition Support, System Engineering including Program Implementation Support, In-Service Management Support, Business and Financial Management support, and other services required by the organization. The CINP Enterprise includes NextGen-enabling programs—System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) and the NAS Voice System (NVS)—that are fundamental to the NAS. The CINP Enterprise also includes major telecommunications programs such as the FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) program and the Alaskan Satellite Telecommunications Infrastructure (ASTI) program. During the EPICS contract period of performance, there will likely be considerable emphasis placed on the implementation of the FTI-2 program that is the follow-on to FTI. The CINP Enterprise also includes the FAA’s portfolio of air/ground communications equipment, legacy voice switches for air traffic control operations, and digital audio recording and distribution capabilities. In addition to CINP programs, the scope of the EPICS contract includes support for the planning, implementation, and execution of the Data Communications (DataComm) program, other NextGen programs, and other FAA programs that share common mission goals with CINP programs and require the specialized support that will be available through the EPICS contract. 3. The FAA intends to use FAA and contractor support staff in reviewing and evaluating any responses to this announcement and will ensure that the appropriate organizational conflict of interest and nondisclosure agreements are signed prior to any review. 4. The attached draft SIR consists of Sections B through L, including draft Section J attachments. Interested parties are requested to respond to this announcement by providing comments or suggestions on the attached comment form regarding any of the draft SIR documents. The FAA intends to post responses to comments submitted by the due date so responses should not contain any proprietary or sensitive information. The identity of the respondents will not be revealed in the FAA response. 5. Respondents are also requested to submit a completed Business Declaration Form 6. Responses must be submitted via electronic mail (e-mail) to the EPICS Contracting Officer, Charles McGovern, charles.mcgovern@faa.gov by the date below. Responses to this announcement must include the following: Name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail of a designated company point of contact. Verbal inquiries will NOT be accepted. 7. Submissions are due by 5:00 pm EDT on February 5, 2016. The FAA will provide acknowledgment of receipt to each respondent via e-mail. Attachments: EPICS Draft SIR, Sections B – L Blank Comment Matrix Blank Business Declaration Form If you're viewing this announcement from a source other than Federal Aviation Administration Contract Opportunities (FAACO), visit https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/announcement/view/23302 to view the original announcement.

Aeronautical Mobile Communications Services (AMCS)

Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) | Published November 5, 2015  -  Deadline November 30, 2015
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This market survey is being issued in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acquisition Management System (AMS) Section3.2.1.2.1 to obtain the information necessary to determine whether adequate competition exists to conduct a competitive procurement. This is not a solicitation announcement, screening information request, or request for proposal. The FAA is not seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals. The purpose of this market survey is to solicit statements of interest and capabilities from businesses capable of providing Aeronautical Mobile Communications Services (AMCS); a service that is presently provided by ARINC under contract DTFAWA-10-C-00108. The principle North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this effort is 541330, “Other Engineering Services”, with a size standard of $100,000,000. The current AMCS contract will expire on September 14, 2016. The FAA has an ongoing requirement for AMCS services and is planning to award a new contract for a term of up to six (6) years, from September 15, 2016 through September 14, 2022 at a total estimated cost of about $180,000,000.00. The contract type for this procurement is a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) except for Engineering Services Task orders which are time and material (T&M). The requirements will call for supplies and services to be performed in accordance with the attached draft Statement of Work (SOW) dated October 15, 2015. Engineering and Technical Support Services task orders will include support of other technical interfaces associated with ATO-E Oceanic Operational Systems. This effort is to include supporting technical upgrades or refreshes, network expansion, system testing, updates to message formats, and operational changes related to AMCS. The Contractor must provide qualified technical and engineering personnel for these services as necessary to complete assigned tasks. These services must be provided on a T&M basis with the Contractor indicating any incidental hardware required to perform services not otherwise required in providing AMCS. Respondents must meet all of the following mandatory requirements (a-j) a) Prior successful execution of high frequency (HF) and very high frequency (VHF) voice relay of Air Traffic Control clearances, advisories, requests and waypoint position reports for aircraft movements over oceanic airspace using the Major World Air Route Area (MWARA) network for a period of at least five (5) years during normal and emergent conditions. b) Have an existing functional network of VHF radios and antennas deployed along all coastlines of the United States that is used to communicate with aircraft, including Alaska (AK), Hawaii (HI) and Guam. c) Have an existing functional infrastructure of HF radios and antennas that provide reliable voice communications to aircraft (commercial, general aviation and military) in all areas of the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific Oceans. This network must consist of multiple primary and secondary transmitter and receiver locations to ensure radio communication coverage and provide redundancy. d) Have an existing and secured redundant geographically diverse interface to the FAA National Enterprise Security Gateway (NESG). e) Have the capability to accept and process data messages received from designated FAA Air Traffic Control (ATC) automation systems that comply with NAS-IC-82370001-03 Rev B f) Have the capability to provide to designated FAA ATC automation systems transcribed voice messages received from aircraft in data format that comply with NAS-IC-82370001-03 Rev B. g) Have an existing network that receives Flight Management Computer (FMC) waypoint position reports from aircraft and delivers them to designated FAA ATC automation systems in a format consistent with the North Atlantic Centralized FMC Waypoint Reporting specification. h) Have an existing staff of fully trained and certified Radio Telephone Operators (Federal Communications Commission required) and support personnel who have been providing at least 2,000,000 voice relayed, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) formatted messages to Oceanic aircraft per year on a 24 hour, 365 day basis from locations within the continental United States. i) Have a staff of qualified personnel capable of engineering, maintaining and servicing all program and technical requirements of the AMCS service infrastructure in order to conduct 24 hour, 365 days a year operational support for all Oceanic air traffic in United States controlled air space. j) Have technical and operational knowledge of all FAA Oceanic Systems that the HF and VHF system interface to (i.e. Advanced Technologies and Oceanic Procedures (ATOP), Flight Data Processor-2000 (FDP-2000). Interested companies are required to provide a capability summary of not more than 25 pages addressing corporate capabilities to accomplish the attached draft statement of work as well as they ability to transition seamlessly from the current service provider. The FAA will not pay for any information received or costs incurred in preparing responses to this market survey. Any costs associated with the market survey submittal are solely at the interested vendor’s expense. All proprietary information should be marked. This market survey must not be construed as a request for proposal or as an obligation on the part of the FAA to acquire these services. Brochures alone will not be considered sufficient documentation for demonstration of capabilities, conflict-free credentials, and unbiased status. Responses will not be returned. This is not a request for competitive proposals and will not result in a contract award. No collect calls or telephone inquiries will be accepted. This is a market survey announcement. No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is issued, it will be posted on the FAA’s contract opportunities web page. It is the potential offeror’s responsibility to monitor this site for the release of any solicitation. The incumbent contractor does not have to submit a capability summary to be included in consideration for this market survey as a potential source that is capable of meeting the above mandatory requirements. Inquiries relative to this announcement are to be submitted via email at osita.umeh@faa.gov Responses must be submitted no later than 2:00PM, Eastern Standard Time, November 30, 2015. Attachments: Draft Statement of Work (SOW) dated, October 15, 2015. If you're viewing this announcement from a source other than Federal Aviation Administration Contract Opportunities (FAACO), visit https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/announcement/view/22921 to view the original announcement.

Industry Standards Online Document Service FAA SW Region CSA Fort Worth, TX

Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) | Published August 25, 2015  -  Deadline September 7, 2015
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1. Introduction & Brief Background In order to comply with the stated mandate below, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends to enter in to a contract for an online subscription service to industry standards and specifications for use by the FAA Technical Operations Service Unit. Congress and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have published law and rule-making regarding the use of Voluntary Consensus Standards by federal agencies. Section 12(d), Public Law 104-113 (Mar. 7, 1996) mandates, in part, that: "(1) IN GENERAL. Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, all Federal agencies and departments shall use technical standards that are developed or adopted by Voluntary Consensus Standards bodies, using such technical standards as a means to carry out policy objectives or activities determined by the agencies and departments. (2) CONSULTATION; PARTICIPATION. In carrying out paragraph (1) of this subsection, Federal agencies and departments shall consult with voluntary, private sector, consensus standards bodies and shall, when such participation is in the public interest and is compatible with agency and departmental missions, authorities, priorities, and budget resources, participate with such bodies in the development of technical standards. (3) EXCEPTION. If compliance with paragraph (1) of this subsection is inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical, a Federal agency or department may elect to use technical standards that are not developed or adopted by Voluntary Consensus Standards bodies if the head of each such agency or department transmits to the Office of Management and Budget an explanation of the reasons for using such standards." Therefore, the FAA is conducting this market survey to seek potential sources capable of meeting technical and delivery requirements. Specific requirements are identified in the Scope of Work (SOW) below. Any vendor that believes it can provide these services is invited to submit a Capability Statement not to exceed 10 pages in length (in contractor format) addressing its abilities to meet all of the requirements identified in the SOW as addressed below. No substitutions will be considered. 2. Scope of Work To safely and efficiently support the implementation of Facility and Equipment (F&E) projects within the National Airspace System (NAS), the Technical Operations Service Unit needs quick and direct access to industry standards and specifications that provide safety codes, fire protection codes, construction standards, power and cabling standards, communication standards and other technical regulations. The FAA intends and reserves the right to award a contract for an online subscription service meeting the requirements in this section to a single vendor. An online tool that encompasses industry standards and specifications from a single vendor efficiently streamlines the process of searching multiple sources for compliance information, saving time while helping to achieve the benefits of interoperability, consistent quality, and safety for the FAA. It is expected that a vendor meeting these requirements will provide these items electronically, through a standard web browser, with the following characteristics: A. Provide a bibliographic records search - The ability to search existing industry standards and specifications whether or not the documents are part of a FAA paid access subscription. At a minimum, all the standard developing organizations listed in Tab 1 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’ will be made available in the bibliographic record search to users on the first day of the performance period of this contract as specified in Section 3. No substitutions will be considered. Additional features include: - On line search capability and indexing of at least 90% of the industry standards development organizations including public-sector, military, and government organizations. -Access to document summaries or document pages via a number of different search paths including: • Document Number using the full document number, or part of a number • Keywords from document titles and abstracts • Organization name or acronym • ANSI Approved documents • DoD Adopted documents • Documents recently new or revised • Federal Supply Class • Document Type (Military Drawings, NATO documents, etc.) - The name, address, and contact numbers for all originating organizations will be included in each search result. Organizations can be identified by either their acronym or full name. - Document summaries (bibliographic records) that provide full document titles including revision, supplement, addenda, errata indication, and cross referencing to superseded material, document number, number of document pages, publication date, indication of ANSI approval, DoD adoption, and new or revised since the previous update, abstracts (where available) and any additional information available. - Provide priority document lists that can be generated and saved by the user for quick document access and automatic update notification of any changes to the standard. B. Provide a paid access subscription A subset of most often used industry standards and specifications, described in part C, of which the FAA has paid for full access rights. Full access will allow qualified users to: - Use the same bibliographic records search as stated in section A. - Open the full text of the document on line from the search results. - Download a copy of the document to the user's local hard drive. - Print the document from the online version or the local hard drive copy. - All document files will be printable at a minimum of 300 d.p.i. (dots per inch) resolution. These images can be accessed using Adobe Acrobat Reader through a standard Internet browser. Adobe's Page handling capabilities when viewing will include: - The ability to enlarge (zoom), multiple times if required, any portion of the page. - The ability to turn a page through 360 degrees in 90 degree increments. - The ability to print an enlarged portion of a page, single page, range of pages, or the entire document to paper. - The printed page will include the name of the copyrighting organization. C. Provide a custom collection of industry standards and specifications In order for the FAA to effectively use available funding, the vendor must provide the ability to create custom standard collections based on individual standards from various standards developing organizations and not wholesale access to entire sets of standards from any specific standards developing organization. In addition, pricing should be based on number of simultaneous users, number of user locations and estimated number potential users able to access the documents at each location. The locations and number of potential users are identified in Tab 14 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’. The number of maximum number of simultaneous users per standard collection is identified in Tab 15 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’. The FAA is interested in the following custom collection of standards, no substitutions will be considered: - AEC - Architectural/Engineering/Construction set of standards referenced in the International Code Council's 2012 I-Codes. See Tab 2 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’. - Custom – Custom collection of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), International Electro-technical Commission (IEC), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), and International Electrical Testing Association (NETA). See Tab 3 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’ - FAA - Federal Aviation Administration Specification and Standards. See Tab 4 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’ - ICC - International Code Council 2015 version and historical versions back to 2000. See Tab 5 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’ - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. See Tab 6 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’ - TIA - Telecommunications Industry Association. See Tab 7 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’ - ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers. See Tab 8 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’ - ANSI - American National Standards Institute related standards. See Tab 9 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’ - NFPA - National Fire Protection Association Set of standards that includes all of the NFPA fire codes and standards and also includes the complete text of the handbooks. See Tab 10 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’ - ISEA – International Safety Equipment Association. See Tab 11 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’ - ALI – American Ladder Institute. See Tab 12 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’ - ASSE/SAFE – American Society of Safety Engineers. See Tab 13 of Attachment 1, ‘List of Standards’ D. Deliverables - On line access account to services described in scope of work - Monthly usage reports by user and by document standard - Technical support phone number available during normal business hours 3. Period of Performance This requirement is for a one year subscription of online access to the industry standards and specifications for the Technical Operations Service Unit. The period of performance will be 09/30/15 through 9/29/16. 4. Purpose At this time the nature of the final competition has not been determined. This market survey is designed to provide information for the FAA to consider in choosing the method and type of procurement competition. 5. Attachments: a. Business Declaration Form b. List of Standards_FY16 6. Submission Format: Format: Electronic Quantity: 1 set Address: charles.lingafelt@faa.gov NOTES: Electronic submission is required. All responses (one per company) are to be provided on company letterhead and limited to a total of 10 pages. No type font less than 11 point may be used. The submission should be in either Microsoft WORD format or portable document format (PDF). Please note that the FAA e-mail server restricts file size to 10MB per email message, therefore, responses may have to be submitted in more than one e-mail in order to be received. This market survey is for informational purposes only and shall not be construed as a commitment or a promise to contract by the Government. All Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 7, 2015. For questions, requests for additional information, etc. regarding this market survey, contact Charles Lingafelt, Contracting Officer, via E-mail: charles.lingafelt@faa.gov. Submission must include company Point(s) of Contact, telephone number(s), FAX number(s), E-mail address (es) (if available), and mailing address. This announcement is not intended to guarantee procurement of the services, and shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to enter into a contract. The Government is not liable for costs associated with the preparation, submittal of inquiries or responses for this announcement and will not reimburse any firm for cost incurred in responding to this public announcement. Responses will not be returned. Since this is a sources sought announcement, no evaluation letters and/or results will be issued to the respondents. No solicitation exists at this time. If a solicitation is issued, it will be announced on the FAA's Contract Opportunities web page. It is the Offeror's responsibility to monitor this site for the release of the solicitation. If you're viewing this announcement from a source other than Federal Aviation Administration Contract Opportunities (FAACO), visit https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/announcement/view/22233 to view the original announcement.

MARKET SURVEY and REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - MULTI-SERVICE PLATFORM (MSP)

Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) | Published November 20, 2015  -  Deadline December 21, 2015
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INTRODUCTION/PURPOSES The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Cable Loop (ACL) program is responsible for the sustainment of current telecommunication infrastructure and replacement of obsolete telecommunication infrastructure at airports throughout the National Airspace System (NAS). Fiber optic equipment and cabling is used to interface voice and data connections between various on-airport facilities. Based on new requirements made available as part of this request – see updated Product Description (PD) in Attachment 7 – the FAA’s purpose of this Market Survey and Request for Information (RFI)/Draft Screening Information Request (SIR) is to: (1) Conduct a Market Survey by obtaining answers to several questions regarding commercially available Multi-Service Platform (MSP) equipment. The FAA intends to use this Market Survey to refine the MSP acquisition and deployment planning. (2) Collect feedback on Draft SIR Sections in preparation for a potential competitive procurement. The feedback is intended to improve the solicitation request, minimize confusion, and mitigate risks related to Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) equipment and sources. The FAA welcomes responses from all vendors. Due to the benefits to the FAA of a vendor’s having quality control and configuration management over all aspects of the contract, including the production process, the agency is currently considering limiting the competition to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)—i.e. vendors that design, manufacture, and sell their own products—of the required equipment. This limitation would not preclude OEMs from partnering with small or large distributors or integrators as long as the OEM is the prime contractor. This public announcement is being issued in accordance with the FAA Acquisition Management Policy 3.2.1.2.1 Market Analysis (April 2013) and 3.2.1.3.11.1 General (January 2010). INCUMBENT CONTRACTOR There is no incumbent contractor for this procurement. NATURE OF COMPETITION The acquisition strategy for the potential procurement has not been determined at this time. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE 334210 MARKET SURVEY INSTRUCTIONS (1) The FAA has included an Equipment Capabilities response matrix (Attachment 1) with the draft requirements identified. Please complete the matrix indicating whether the requirement can be met without modifying your existing equipment, and include any additional comments that may clarify an understanding of the requirement. If the requirement cannot be met without modifying the existing equipment, please provide an explanation of the requisite modifications necessary to accomplish the function, or describe the noncompliance. Please use the following naming convention: MSP Market Survey-Equipment Capabilities_(insert your company name).xlsx (2) Please answer Yes (Y) or No (N) to the questions in MSP Market Survey-SOW Compliance Matrix (Attachment 2) using the following naming convention: MSP Market Survey-SOW Compliance Matrix_(insert your company name).doc (3) The FAA is looking for information to assess the affordability of the proposed Multi-System Platform (MSP) acquisition. As outlined in Attachment 3, please fill out the requested information and use the table to provide information on your company’s expected MSP equipment pricing. You are not bound by the pricing you submit for this Market Survey. The FAA will consider any information you submit as “Company Private Information” and will not divulge the information outside the team working on the proposed MSP acquisition. Please use the following naming convention: MSP Market Survey-Pricing_(insert your company name).docx. (4) Also, as part of the Market Survey, please complete the Business Declaration Form (Attachment 4) using the following naming convention: MSP Business Declaration Form_(insert your company name).pdf (5) Responses to the market survey should include all product material available for the equipment recommended to meet the FAA requirements of Attachments 1 and 2. (6) Identify in any format you choose the full set of line replaceable units (LRU). RFI/DRAFT SIR INSTRUCTIONS The FAA has attached sections of the Draft Screening Information Request (SIR) to obtain industry comments (Attachments 5 through 8). The FAA intends to conduct an Operational Capabilities Test (OCT) (Attachment 8) as part of the proposal evaluation processes, to be defined in Sections L and M (not released at this time). Therefore, this early release of a draft MSP OCT Plan is mainly intended to assist potential offerors of pending responsibilities. Please review all the provided RFI/Draft SIR attachments and provide comments, questions, clarifications, and/or recommendations in the comment matrix format provided in Attachment 9 to assist the FAA in the development of the final solicitation. Please use the following naming convention: MSP Draft SIR DTFAWA-15-R-00018-Comment Matrix_(insert your company name).xls Vendor comments and government responses may be posted to FAACO by the Government. Therefore, vendor questions and comments should not contain any proprietary or sensitive information. The FAA intends not to include vendor-identifying information in its answers. Topically identical questions may be consolidated for clarity. Identifiable vendor information will not be shared outside the FAA. No bidder or pre-proposal conferences are planned, as this is a Market Survey and Request for Information/Draft SIR, not a solicitation request. DELIVERY OF SUBMITTALS All responses must be submitted via email to benette.chen@faa.gov no later than December 21, 2015 including “MSP MARKET SURVEY AND RFI/DRAFT SIR RESPONSE” in the subject line of your email. The individual e-mail responses including attachments must be less than 10 MB. As such, vendors are permitted to submit their responses via multiple e-mails if necessary due to the size constraints. Vendors must not password protect or compress (e.g., “zip”) any submitted files. Submission must include company point(s) of contact, telephone number(s), email address(es), fax number(s), and mailing address. This announcement is neither a Screening Information Request nor a Request for Proposals of any kind. The FAA is not seeking nor accepting unsolicited proposals. The FAA will not pay for any information received nor for costs incurred in preparing the response to this Market Survey and RFI/Draft SIR. Any costs associated with the Market Survey and RFI/Draft SIR submittal are solely at the interested vendor’s expense. For inquiries, please contact Benette Chen, Contracting Officer at email: benette.chen@faa.gov or phone: 202-267-8420. ATTACHMENTS Attachment 1: MSP Market Survey-Equipment Capabilities (relevant to Market Survey) Attachment 2: MSP Market Survey-SOW Compliance Matrix (relevant to Market Survey) Attachment 3: MSP Market Survey-Pricing (relevant to Market Survey) Attachment 4: FAA Business Declaration Form (relevant to Market Survey) Attachment 5: MSP Draft SIR DTFAWA-15-R-00018-Section C (relevant to RFI/Draft SIR) Attachment 6: MSP Draft SIR DTFAWA-15-R-00018-Section H (relevant to RFI/Draft SIR) Attachment 7: MSP Draft SIR DTFAWA-15-R-00018-Attachment J-1 (relevant to RFI/Draft SIR) Attachment 8: MSP Draft SIR DTFAWA-15-R-00018-Attachment L-2 (relevant to RFI/Draft SIR) Attachment 9: MSP Draft SIR DTFAWA-15-R-00018-Comment Matrix (relevant to RFI/Draft SIR) END OF ANNOUNCEMENT If you're viewing this announcement from a source other than Federal Aviation Administration Contract Opportunities (FAACO), visit https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/announcement/view/23012 to view the original announcement.
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