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49--The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) services.

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published July 13, 2015  -  Deadline July 28, 2015
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This contract action is to acquire additional services, under the current engineering services contract W31P4Q-10-C-0003, to continue providing technical support for the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) and is a sole source effort with Raytheon Company, Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), 350 Lowell St., Andover, MA, 01810, CAGE 05716. Services to be provided by this requirement include program management, engineering, product assurance, integrated logistics support, documentation and configuration management, JLENS technical documentation, and integrated air defense support. These services include simulator support, requirements analysis activities, integration and test support.

Missile Defense Agency Science and Technology Advanced Research (MSTAR) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Other Defense Agencies, Missile Defense Agency | Published February 11, 2016  -  Deadline September 30, 2016
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 Missile Defense Agency - August 9, 2016 Contract Announcement The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania is being awarded a competitive, cost plus fixed fee contract. The total value of this contract is $594,765. Under this new contract, the purpose of this effort is to study the development of materials needed for solid rocket nozzle applications. The work will be performed in University Park, Pennsylvania with an estimated completion date of August 8, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Broad Agency Announcement for Missile Defense Agency Science and Technology Advanced Research (MSTAR); HQ0147-15-MSTAR-BAA. Fiscal year 2015 Research, Development, Test and Evaluation funds in the amount of $134,000 are being obligated on this award. In accordance with FAR 35.006 (c), the use of a cost reimbursement contract for this research and development effort is appropriate. This is not a Foreign Military Sales acquisition. The Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity. (Contract Number: HQ0147-16-C-6006)Contracting Office Point of Contact: Willis Brice (256) 450-4790

Reliability of Through Silicon Vias and Solder Microbumps in 3D Electronics for High Performance Defense Applications

Other Defense Agencies, Missile Defense Agency | Published March 12, 2015
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Missile Defense Agency - 09 March 2015 Contract Announcement Washington State University is being awarded a competitive, cost reimbursement contract. The total value of this contract is $594,498.00. Under this new contract, the contractor will research, develop, demonstrate, and obtain insight into electronic components to help mitigate associated reliability issues on future electronic assemblies early in the design, development, and demonstration phases to ensure maximum reliability and availability of operation (Ao). This research exploits the performance of this new technology that is intended to be used in harsh environments. The work will be performed in Pullman, WA with an estimated completion date of March 08, 2018. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Broad Agency Announcement for Missile Defense Agency Science and Technology Advanced Research (MSTAR); HQ0147-15-MSTAR-BAA. Fiscal year 2015 Research, Development, Test and Evaluation funds in the amount of $167,000.00 are being obligated on this award. In accordance with FAR 35.006 (c), the use of a cost reimbursement contract for this research and development effort is appropriate. This is not a Foreign Military Sales acquisition. The Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity. (Contract Number: HQ0147-15-C-6002 Contracting Office Point of Contact: Willis Brice (256) 450-4790

A--R&D- DEFENSE OTHER: OTHER (COMMERCIALIZED)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published September 2, 2015
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14--Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense (AIAMD) Plug and Fight (P&F) A-kit

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published April 15, 2015  -  Deadline April 30, 2015
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The US Army Contracting Command proposes to issue an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, sole source to Raytheon Company IDS, 401 Jan Davis Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806. This effort is for the Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense (AIAMD) Plug and Fight (P&F) A-Kit and materials for a follow-on effort, with both Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee and Fixed Price Incentive (Firm Target) contract line items. This effort is for a hardware/software based end item integrated into the Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target (PATRIOT) weapon systems Engagement Control System (ECS) Major End Item (MEI) forming a new ECS MEI variant named the Radar Interface Unit (RIU), which interfaces with the AIAMD System of Systems (SoS). The requirements of this acquisition are to update P&F A-Kit end items incorporating product fixes and interface modifications, deliver and install new P&F A-Kit product end items, and provide AIAMD integration, test, and evaluation (IT&E) support including the use of a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) test bed capability. This capability is to address critical AIAMD risks, verify key AIAMD requirements, supply critical required high fidelity Pre Flight Test Performance and Prediction (PFTPP) data, and identify P&F A-Kit software/interfaces problems/fixes. This sole source requirement to Raytheon Company IDS is based on authority 10 USC 2304 (C)(1), as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)6.302-1(a)(2)(ii), Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements. Raytheon IDS is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and sole developer for the weapon and sensor component/platform end item systems for the PATRIOT system, the RIU/P&F A-Kit developer/integrator, and the owner/operator of the Integrated Air Defense Capability (IADC) HWIL test bed at Andover, Massachusetts. As such, this contractor's unique qualifications are essential to meeting the Government's requirements. Responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which will be considered by the agency to pamela.r.russell.civ@mail.mil.

A--R&D- DEFENSE OTHER: SERVICES (ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published August 30, 2016
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A--R&D- DEFENSE OTHER: OTHER (MANAGEMENT/SUPPORT)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published April 14, 2016
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A--R&D- DEFENSE OTHER: SERVICES (BASIC RESEARCH)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published September 16, 2015
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A--R&D- DEFENSE SYSTEM: AIRCRAFT (ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published September 18, 2015
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A--R&D- DEFENSE SYSTEM: WEAPONS (ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published September 30, 2015
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Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS) Block IV Software Development User Requirements

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published January 6, 2016  -  Deadline January 20, 2016
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****ATTENTION****FORMAL COMMUNICATION RELATED TO THIS ACQUISITION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO Sherry B. Miller (256) 842-3481 and _Felicia Dortch (256) 876-4964_. You may email your request to sherry.b.miller.civ@mail.mil and felicia.r.dortch.civ@mail.mil. NO TELEPHONE REQUEST WILL BE ACCEPTED. The U S Army Contracting Command -Redstone has a sole source requirement to procure support for Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS) Block IV. This effort will provide priority user requirement enhancements, ballistic missile defense near real time planning support, two additional overseas trips, and development of Digital Learning Management System (DLMS) training materials for AMDWS 6.6.3. The period of performance is approximately 1 February 2016 through 15 March 2016. Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c) (1), as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1 (a) (2). Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, 2340 Dulles Corner Blvd, Herndon, VA 20171-3414 (CAGE Code: 5V1X2). Any responsible source may submit a proposal which shall be given due consideration by the agency. Number note 22 is revised as follows: The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302-1. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received within fifteen days after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.

L--Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) Air and Missile Defense Planning and Control Systems (AMDPCS) Tactical Support (ATS) III

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published February 11, 2015  -  Deadline February 26, 2015
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****ATTENTION****FORMAL COMMUNICATION RELATED TO THIS ACQUISITION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO Sherry B. Miller (256) 842-3481_ and _Felicia Dortch (256) 876-4964_. You may email your request to sherry.b.miller.civ@mail.mil and felicia.r.dortch.civ@mail.mil. NO TELEPHONE REQUEST WILL BE ACCEPTED. The US Army Contracting Command -Redstone has a sole source requirement to procure support for Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) Air and Missile Defense Planning and Control Systems (AMDPCS) Tactical Support (ATS). This acquisition will provide continuing and follow on technical support to the Program Directorate, C-RAM for AMDPCS and the Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAAD C2). The contractor shall provide tactical support including field level engineering, field level technical, reset, logistical and training support, and technical manuals in both CONUS and OCONUS locations. The anticipate type of contract is Fixed Price Incentive Firm (FPIF), Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ). The contract effort will have an ordering period of 36 months. Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c) (1), as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1. Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corporation, 2340 Dulles Corner Blvd, Herndon, VA 20171-3414 (CAGE Code: 1V4X9). Any responsible source may submit a proposal which shall be given due consideration by the agency. Number note 22 is revised as follows: The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302-1. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received within fifteen (15) days after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.

10--Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System Engineering and Manufacturing Development Phase Extension

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published July 30, 2015  -  Deadline August 13, 2015
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The Government anticipates the extension of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase. This effort will align the IBCS EMD phase activities with the most recent Acquisition Program Baseline, as well as provide limited bridging efforts to Milestone C. The contract award period will be from date of contract award to 30 November 2016. The Government anticipates this effort to be awarded on a sole source basis to Northrop Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corporation, 213 Wynn Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805-1958, CAGE 9F909. The statutory authority permitting other than full and open competition is 10 USC 2304(c)(1), as implemented by FAR 6.302-1(a)(2)(iii)(A) and (B); however, all responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency. Northrop Grumman is the Original Equipment Manufacturer and sole developer for the IBCS. The IBCS is still in the EMD phase, as such, NG maintains the knowledge, skilled labor force, and detailed technical data concerning the manufacturing processes, system operations, and detailed software/hardware designs necessary to perform the critical engineering and integration activities associated with the IBCS. A technical data package is not available at this time. Points of contact for this action are Mr. Nicholas Kirby, Nicholas.b.kirby.civ@mail.mil, and Ms. Pamela Russell, Pamela.r.russell.civ@mail.mil.

49--The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) services

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published March 25, 2015  -  Deadline April 9, 2015
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Request for Information Cruise Missile Defense Systems (CMDS) Project Office Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) Product Office The CMDS Project Office is conducting market research to determine if there are potential sources with the capability to provide radar, communications systems, aerostat, and logistics mission support services at sites within the Continental United States (CONUS) sufficient to operate and maintain a JLENS Orbit in support of mission operations. In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 15.201 (e), responses to this notice are not an offer and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. No contract award is intended as a result of this request. The Government will not pay for information received. The Government Point of Contact (POC) will be Alisha King, CCAM-SM-T, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898, 256-955-6155. Per FAR 52.215-3, Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes: (a) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this RFI or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 31.205-18, bid and proposal costs, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (b) Although quote mark proposal quote mark and quote mark offer or quote mark are used in this RFI, your response will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal. (c) This RFI is for planning and market research purposes only and should not be considered as a request for proposals or as a solicitation to do business with the Government. The contractor shall provide technical support, systems engineering functions, that include software engineering/support, integration and product engineering required for resolution of problems encountered. The contractor shall provide support for special studies and investigations; initiation of design changes; reports and test support; support of system test; integration and troubleshooting to include data acquisition and analysis. The contractor shall ensure that the design and fabrication of hardware/software or material necessary to support such activities are among the support included. The contractor's tasks shall include reliability assessments, failure analysis, support and collection of test data and review of proposed changes to technical documentation for incorporation of quality and reliability factors. The contractor shall perform logistics functions, including maintenance support, readiness reporting data, system repairs, availability management, Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHS&T), training and system deployment to include emplacement and displacement of JLENS systems and/or orbits. JLENS MISSION The mission of the JLENS is to provide elevated, persistent, Over-The-Horizon (OTH) surveillance and fire control quality data on Army and Joint networks enabling protection of the United States, Allied and Coalition forces, as well as critical geo-political assets from Cruise Missiles and Aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Tactical Ballistic Missiles (TBMs), Large Caliber Rockets (LCRs), and Surface Moving Targets (SMTs). JLENS OVERVIEW JLENS is a critical part of the Army's future Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) architecture and is a Joint Service interest program. A JLENS quote mark Orbit quote mark is comprised of two systems: a Fire Control Radar system (FCS) and a Surveillance Radar system (SuS). Each system is comprised of a 74-meter (74M) tethered aerostat with its mobile mooring station (MMS), a Communication and Processing Group (CPG), and associated ground support equipment (GSE). In addition to the components common to both systems cited above, a Surveillance Radar (SuR) is integrated into the SuS and a Fire Control Radar (FCR) is integrated into the FCS. The JLENS mission is achieved by both the SuS and FCS systems operating as an orbit; however, each system can operate autonomously and contribute to supporting the JLENS mission. The government requires the contractor to support Soldier-led operations, to include aerostat inflation and launch, flight operations, and recovery as necessary, as well as provide all required maintenance and sustainment activities, to include sustainment training in support of the deployed Orbit. The government requires a team of Field Service Representatives (FSRs) with expertise in the areas of radar and communication system operation sustainment and repair; power generation and distribution; aerostat operation, sustainment and repair; mechanical and electrical maintenance and repair; physical security; and site sustainment and maintenance. Contractor employees shall be required to have Secret security clearances. The contractor will be responsible for the safe, efficient and compliant operation and maintenance of the JLENS systems and sites, to include responsibility for: Executing and managing the unpacking, emplacement, installation, and check out of the systems on prepared sites. Execution of all JLENS pre-launch, launch, on station operations and recovery operations Conducting safe and successful flight operation and performing all flight duties. Compliance with all Quality Assurance (QA) requirements, all maintenance records, procedures, log books, audits and configuration data Site compliance with all applicable safety requirements by monitoring site operations and providing situational awareness Oversight and upkeep of site Information Technology (IT) systems All contractor security and Information Assurance (IA) requirements as well as COMSEC custodial responsibilities Quickly and effectively analyzing and resolving failures to return the systems to operational capability Responding rapidly to emergency situations Providing support equipment operators, including certified crane operators, licensed forklift drivers, certified flaggers, licensed mobile man lift drivers, and licensed M915 and M916 operators. Conducting attrition and refresher training with government furnished training materials. RESPONSE INSTRUCTIONS Part A. Business Information: Please provide the following information for your company/institution and for any teaming or joint venture partners: 1. Company/Institute name 2. Address 3. Point of Contact 4. Cage Code 5. DUNS Number 6. Phone Number 7. E-mail Address 8. Web page URL 9. Size of business pursuant to North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 611512. Based on the above NAICS Code, state whether your company qualifies as a: a. Small Business (Yes/No) b. Woman Owned Small Business (Yes/No) c. Small Disadvantaged Business (Yes/No) d. 8(a) Certified (Yes/No) e. HUB Zone Certified (Yes/No) f. Veteran Owned Small Business (Yes/No) g. Service Disabled Small Business (Yes/No) h. Central Contractor Registration (Yes/No) i. Statement describing company as domestically or foreign owned (if foreign owned, please indicate country of ownership). Part B. Capability: 1. Describe briefly the capabilities of your company and the nature of the goods and/or services you provide. Include a description of your staff composition and management structure. 2. Describe your company's past experience (no more than five examples) on previous projects similar in complexity to this requirement. Include contract numbers, a brief description of the work performed, period of performance, agency/organization supported, and individual points of contact (Contracting Officer or Program Manager). 3. What experience do you have planning and executing the deployment and sustainment of weapons and other defense-related systems? What experience do you have specifically with radar systems and/or lighter-than-air systems? 4. Describe your experience of site activation/startup for emplacing and beginning operations at a new site. 5. Describe your company's experience at working in support of military personnel and collaboratively with another prime contractor. 6. Describe your experience with Information Assurance and associated documentation. Describe your company's capabilities for generating, handling, updating, processing, and storing classified material and data. 7. Describe your company's capabilities and experiences in the deployment and support of complex weapons systems at multiple locations at the same time. 8. Describe the top five risks you foresee in executing an effort of this scope. What steps would you likely take to mitigate the risks? 9. If you were to rely on subcontractors for this effort, what subcontractors would you use to do what percentage of which portions? What are their experiences and do you already have a relationship with the subcontractor(s)? 10. Describe your company's approach and capabilities in obtaining and retaining qualified and experienced personnel. How soon could your company secure qualified personnel? 11. Describe your company's experience in classroom instruction and simulator instruction. Describe the top five risks your company's perception in the execution classroom instruction and simulator instruction. 12. Describe your process for maintaining inventory records and reporting on hand/in work balances and repair status to your customer. Part C. Financial Capability: 1. Describe your financial capabilities to successfully perform this contract. 2. Describe any other relevant topics, concerns, and information that will help the Government in forming an acquisition strategy. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Respondents should indicate which portions of their responses are proprietary and should mark them accordingly. Marketing material is considered an insufficient response to this RFI. Please limit responses to no more than 20 pages. Formal written responses to RFI by hardcopy or via email (no facsimiles please) must be received no later than close of business Thursday, 9 April 15. Please mail two (2) copies of your response to: Army Contracting Command, ATTN: Alisha King, Redstone Arsenal CCAM-SM-T, Building 5250, 3rd Floor, Rm A300, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000, or to the following e-mail address: Alisha.r.king.civ@mail.mil. Response must include: Company name, Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code, classified mailing address, and appropriate point of contact information.

A--R&D- DEFENSE SYSTEM: MISSILE/SPACE SYSTEMS (ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published September 13, 2016
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A--R&D- DEFENSE OTHER: OTHER (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published September 7, 2016
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A--R&D- DEFENSE SYSTEM: MISSILE/SPACE SYSTEMS (ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published August 3, 2015
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R&D- DEFENSE SYSTEM: MISSILE/SPACE SYSTEMS (ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published February 17, 2015  -  Deadline March 4, 2015
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PROCURE A JAVELIN AUTHORIZED STOCKAGE LIST (ASL) FOR THE FOREIGN MILITARY SALE CUSTOMER, UK, FY 15 THRU FY20. THIS REQUIREMENT IS NOT SOURCE DIRECTED AND IS A SOURCE SOLE REQUIREMENT FOR LCCS CONTRACT W31P4Q-04-C-0046.

Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS) Block IV, 6 Month Extension

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published January 6, 2016  -  Deadline January 20, 2016
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****ATTENTION****FORMAL COMMUNICATION RELATED TO THIS ACQUISITION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO Sherry B. Miller (256) 842-3481 and _Felicia Dortch (256) 876-4964_. You may email your request to sherry.b.miller.civ@mail.mil and felicia.r.dortch.civ@mail.mil. NO TELEPHONE REQUEST WILL BE ACCEPTED. The U S Army Contracting Command -Redstone has a sole source requirement to procure support for Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) Air and Missile Defense Workstation (AMDWS) Block IV. The contractor shall provide continued development and integration of user-requested capabilities identified by the warfighter. To include engineering, project management, data management, physical security, safety, cybersecurity and maintenance. The period of performance is six (6) months. Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c) (1), as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1 (a) (2). Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, 2340 Dulles Corner Blvd, Herndon, VA 20171-3414 (CAGE Code: 5V1X2). Any responsible source may submit a proposal which shall be given due consideration by the agency. Number note 22 is revised as follows: The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302-1. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received within fifteen days after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.

A--AMRDEC SSDD Broad Agency Announcement to Advance Missile, Aviation and Other Defense Technologies

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published October 30, 2014  -  Deadline October 30, 2015
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Description: This notice constitutes a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) issued by the US Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC), System Simulation and Development Directorate (SSDD) as a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) under the provisions of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 35.016. THE BAA DOES NOT PERTAIN TO THE ACQUISITION OF TECHNICAL, ENGINEERING AND OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT SERVICES OR RELATED TO DEVELOPMENT OF A SPECIFIC SYSTEM OR HARDWARE PROCUREMENT. This BAA pertains to basic and/or applied research for the following two technologies: (1) MISSILE & AVIATION TECHNOLOGIES: i. Interceptors ii. Threat Negation iii. Advanced Simulation iv. Command, Control & Communications v. Networks vi. Interoperability vii. Applied Research Requirements viii. Developmental Testing ix. Other Applicable Missile and Aviation Technologies (2) OTHER DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES (AIR, SPACE, CRUISE MISSILE, ARMOR, FORCE PROTECTION, HYPERSONICS AND OTHER): i. Integrated Missile Technologies ii. Advanced Modeling iii. Target Technology iv. Transportation Technologies v. Operational Analysis vi. Battle Management Technologies vii. Fire Control Analysis and Simulation viii. Directed Energy Technologies ix. Force Protection x. Other Applicable Defense Infrastructure Advanced Technologies The place of Performance could be Building 5400, Fowler Road, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898 and/ or the offerors proposed facility. This notice applies to all types of entities: educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and large or small businesses. Participation from/with minority institutions, historically black colleges and universities, and small disadvantaged businesses is encouraged. This AMRDEC SSDD BAA is not open to foreign participation at any level. Any contractor or subcontractor considering this AMRDEC SSDD BAA cannot have foreign nationals working on the effort. Foreign Nationals (also known as foreign persons) means any person who is NOT a citizen or national of the US; or a lawful permanent resident; or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C 1324b(a)(3). b. There are two phases applicable to this BAA: First Phase: Summary Concept Paper: The summary concept paper should state the proposed technical concept including the rationale and objectives, methodology, expected results, and its contribution to the AMRDEC. In addition, the summary concept paper should include a period of performance and anticipated cost. The concept paper shall be limited to 5 pages (8 1/2 x 11 single-spaced), of English text with one additional page for a technical drawing if necessary, and shall be in MS Word Windows format. Concept papers will be assessed based on technical merit, importance to AMRDEC technologies, funding availability, and cost. As part of the concept paper assessment, submissions will be classified as follows: (a) Category I: Comprehensive scientific and technical concept and meets agency needs. No concerns regarding submittal. Issuance of a request for proposal (RFP) letter is recommended. (b) Category II: Scientific/technical concept does not meet agency needs. Concept papers may be submitted from the time of issuance of this notice through the noted response date. Acknowledgement of receipt of concept papers will be made. Files shall not be password protected. It is the responsibility of the offeror to ensure that all submitted files are viewable, readable, printable, etc. None of the submitted concept papers will be returned. Concept papers not categorized as Category 1 will be disposed of in a manner that protects proprietary data. TABLE 1 - SUGGESTED CONCEPT PAPER FORMAT (Maximum 5 Pages) SECTION 1 - Cover Page, Table of Contents (Excluded from the Page Count) SECTION 2 - Technical Concept SECTION 3 - Bios of key personnel SECTION 4 - Period of performance and anticipated cost SECTION 5 - Acronym Listing (Excluded from the Page Count) NOTE: Include a page for technical drawings as applicable Second Phase: Proposal submission, evaluation and award: The Contracting Office will only distribute a formal RFP letter for full technical and cost proposals to respondents with concept paper submissions classified as Category 1. The Contracting Office will notify respondents within 180 days of receipt of concept papers if full cost and technical proposals are being requested. Proposals may range from theoretical studies to a proof-of-concept that includes fabrication, delivery and test of prototypes. The submission deadline for proposals will be included in the distributed RFP letter. All proprietary material should be clearly marked. Proposals will be evaluated on their own merit without regard to any other proposals submitted under this announcement. The criteria for evaluating proposals will be technical merit, importance to agency programs, funds availability, and cost. All components are of equal importance. c. Technical proposals shall include more detailed information regarding the proposed technical approach/methodologies, and expected results, and its contribution to the AMRDEC. Proposals should contain a summary of the work contemplated for every 12-month period, so that a contract may be negotiated for an entire performance period. A detailed performance schedule for each discrete task must be included along with cost data to include labor-by-labor category. (1) The Performance Work Statement (PWS) should be a concise document suitable for incorporation into a resultant contract. It should provide a qualitative description of the proposed work, which should be described in terms of advancement, improvement, or end product to be developed. The PWS should state the objectives to be achieved and how these objectives would benefit the Government. These objectives should be stated in terms of their potential usefulness to the Research & Development and Warfighter communities at and supported by the AMRDEC. The PWS should also include a proposed schedule detailing significant milestones and deliverables. (2) One page resumes of the offeror's key personnel (including alternates, if desired) who will be involved in the research should be provided. Documentation of previous work or experience and capability is especially important. (3) The type of material support, if any, the offeror requests of the AMRDEC, such as facilities, equipment, or materials should be provided. Any request by offerors for Government furnished property/equipment must be clearly identified in the proposal. However, the Government is under no obligation to comply with such requests. Therefore, offerors should make provisions for alternate approaches in the event the Government is unwilling or unable to provide the requested property/equipment. (4) A brief description of the organization should be provided. (5) The facilities to be used for the work should be provided. See table 2 below for additional details regarding content of cost and technical proposals. The formal cost and technical proposal shall be (8 1/2 x 11 single-spaced), of English text (or technical drawings as applicable) and shall be in MS Word Windows or MS Excel format (as applicable). The following reports may be required. Reporting requirements will be specified by the Government in the RFP letter in the event a contractor is requested to submit a formal proposal: 1. TECHNICAL REPORT-STUDY/SERVICES, DI-MGMT-80934A, one time; 2. FUNDS AND MANHOUR EXPENDITURE REPORT, DI-FNCL-80331A, one time 3. STATUS REPORT, D I-MGMT-80368A, monthly; 4. PERIODIC PROGRAM REVIEWS (such as IPRs, SRRs, SDRs, etc.), as required. 5. Manpower Reporting Requirements. d. The cost portion of the proposal should contain a cost estimate that is sufficiently detailed by element of cost for meaningful evaluation and must include sufficient detail to support and explain all costs proposed, giving figures and narrative explanation. Cost proposals must contain certifiable cost or pricing data, and shall be in sufficient detail to allow direct and indirect rate verification. The budget must include the total estimated cost of the project. The estimated project costs must be broken down for each year of the program to show the following: (1) Labor categories and direct/subcontract labor hours (2) Material (3) Travel (4) Other direct costs (5) Indirect costs and (6) Fee. (1) Direct Labor: Direct labor rates shall identify the baseline rate, any projected escalation, any applicable indirect rates, (i.e.Labor Overhead, Fringe Benefits, General & Administrative (G&A) expense, etc.) any Facilities Capital Cost of Money (COM) rates, and proposed Fixed Fee for each contract year. (2) Indirect Costs Fringe Benefits, Overhead, G&A, COM, etc. (Must show base amount and rate). Any burden rates used shall be identified as a total dollar figure and percentage. The proposal shall specify the factual and judgemental elements used to develop the proposed indirect or burden rates and shall provide the details of the computations of any proposed burden rate. (3) Material: should be specifically itemized with costs or estimated costs. An explanation of any estimating factors, including their derivation and application, shall be provided. Where possible, indicate purchasing method (competition, price comparison, market review, etc). (4) Travel: The contractor shall identify any proposed indirect rates that will be applied to any base travel cost. (5) ODC: Subcontracts/consultants: Subcontractor proposal costs should be as detailed as the prime proposal. Provide consultant agreements which verify the proposed daily/hourly rates, and identify any proposed indirect rates that may apply to consultant fees. NOTE: The cost of proposal preparation or any other response submitted to this BAA is not considered an allowable direct charge to any resultant contract or any other Government contract. Per FAR 15.404-4(c) (4)(i) (A), fee cannot exceed 15% of the proposed estimated costs. Files shall not be password protected. It is the responsibility of the offeror to ensure that all submitted files are viewable, readable, printable, etc. TABLE 2 - SUGGESTED PROPOSAL FORMAT (TECHNICAL = MAXIMUM 100 pages) TECHNICAL VOLUME (see section C above ) SECTION 2 - Technical Plan SECTION 3 - Resumes SECTION 4 - Performance Schedule and Related Details SECTION 5 - Description of the Organization SECTION 6 - Details Regarding Proposed Facilities SECTION 7 - Type of material support requested SECTION 8 - PWS SECTION 9 - Acronym Listing (Excluded from the Page Count) COST VOLUME (see section D above) (Unlimited Page Count) SECTION 1 - Cover Page, Table of Contents SECTION 2 - Detailed Information Regarding Various Cost Components SECTION 3 - Acronym Listing e. The Government anticipates multiple awards under this announcement, though no minimum or maximum number of awards can be guaranteed. This BAA is an expression of interest only and does not commit the Government to make any award(s). THE GOVERNMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SELECT FOR AWARD ANY, ALL, PART, OR NONE OF THE RESPONSES RECEIVED. Any contract (s) resulting from this BAA are considered to be the result of full and open competition and in full compliance with FAR 6.102(d)(2)(i). Any awards as a result of this announcement will take the form of a contract. Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee level of effort type contracts are expected to be awarded. Therefore, no award will be made to an offeror that does not have a cost accounting system adequate for determining costs applicable to contracted effort. In addition, no award will be made to an offeror that does not meet the responsibility standards outlined in FAR 9.104-1. For planning purposes, awards are anticipated in the $150K to $10M range for the base contract with a period of performance not to exceed 36 months. The base contract can be expanded with options to a period of 60 months. However, the total contract value (of each individual contract) for the base and options cannot exceed $30M. The Government anticipates that any contract resulting from this AMRDEC SSDD BAA will be funded on an incremental basis as under provided by FAR 52.232-22, Limitation of Funds. g. Other Administrative Matters 1. System for Award Management (SAM): All Offerors submitting proposals must be actively registered in the SAM prior to contract award; provide its Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, and Taxpaper Identification Number (TIN) in the proposal. 2. Wide Area Work Flow: NOTICE: Any award resulting from this solicitation will require electronic submission of all payment requests. The Department of Defense has adopted Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF)-Receipt and Acceptance (WAWF-RA). The applicable WAWF-RA agency codes will be provided in the actual award document. Interested parties are encouraged to take advantage of available web-based training and to register in the WAWF-RA system. Information regarding WAWF-RA, including the web-based training and registration, can be found at https://wawf.eb.mil. 3. Subcontracting Plans: Pursuant to Section 8(d) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(d)), it is the policy of the Government to enable small business concerns to be considered fairly as subcontractors to contractors performing work or rendering services as prime contractors or subcontractors under Government contracts, and to assure that prime contractors and subcontractors carry out this policy. If the offeror is a large business or university proposing a project that exceeds the amount of $700,000, and contains subcontracting possibilities, the offeror must comply with both FAR 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan; and DFARS 252.219-7003, Small, Small Disadvantaged and Women-Owned Small Business Subcontracting Plan (DOD Contracts). f. Facsimile submission is not authorized under this announcement; only electronic submissions are authorized. This BAA is in support of an unclassified program. Therefore no classified data shall be included in the concept paper or proposal. No telephone calls will be accepted. Concept summary papers shall be submitted to BOTH of the following email addresses: adelaide.e.stone.civ@mail.mil andy.eiermann.civ@mail.mil This AMRDEC SSDD BAA shall remain in effect for a period of one-year from date of synopsis and may be republished annually through October 30, 2015 with any updates/changes as necessary. Amendments to this BAA will be posted to the FedBizOpps web site when they occur. Therefore interested parties are encouraged to periodically check these websites for updates and amendments. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring the FedBizOpps and ASFI websites for any related updates or amendments.