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Air Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility (ACETEF)

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published May 28, 2015
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PRE-SOLICIATION CONFERENCE & DRAFT RFP NOTICE Requirement for engineering and technical support services in support of Air Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility (ACETEF) (AIR 5.4) THIS IS NOT A NOTICE OF SOLICITATION ISSUANCE. In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15, the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWC/AD), Patuxent River, MD intends to conduct a small business set aside competition for engineering and technical services to support the AIR 5.4 Air Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility (ACETEF). The Government is hereby releasing a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP). This Pre-Solicitation Conference (commonly referred to as "Industry Day") will be conducted on 11 June 2015, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM EST, to provide Offerors an opportunity to ask additional clarifying questions on the Draft RFP. Instructions are included in this notice on how to register for the Industry Day. Please note that all subsequent Draft RFP amendments and publicly releasable documentation will reside on FedBizOpps. It is recommended that interested Offerors check the site frequently for any updates. This announcement is not a contract, request for proposal, a promise to contract, or a commitment of any kind on the part of the Government. The Navy will not assume liability for costs incurred by an attendee or for travel expenses or marketing efforts; therefore, attendee cost in response to this notice is not considered an allowable direct charge to the Government. ELIGIBILITY This requirement will be awarded as a single award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract. The applicable NAICS code for this requirement is 541712 with a current size standard of 1500. The Product Service Code (PSC) for this contract is AC16 (R&D-Defense System: Aircraft (management/support)). PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test (IBST) Department (AIR 5.4) is the Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) center of excellence and lead for the development and creation of synthetic and virtual battle space environments in support of research, development, testing, training, systems evaluation and experimentation. For large-scale simulations used across an acquisition lifecycle, the department is also the lead for model management, scenario development, interface support, distributed simulation expertise, and Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A). The Department operates, maintains and manages a number of Navy Installed System Test Facilities to support test and evaluation events for a variety of aircraft avionics and weapon systems. The scope of this requirement is for the contractor to provide comprehensive Test and Evaluation (T&E) support for ACETEF ranges from using straightforward standalone system events to using a complex system of events immersed in a cohesive virtual battlespace using local and geographically dispersed assets. The task orders issued under this IDIQ contract will require the contractor to design, develop and prototype solutions, as well as, to maintain, test, install, operate, and support ACETEF systems and subsystems. The requirement for these services is currently being performed under Task Order N00178-05-D-4011-M802, awarded to AMEWAS, Inc. The NAVAIR Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website is http://foia.navair.navy.mil. GENERAL INFORMATION: This effort will contain a base year and three (3) option periods. The anticipated Period of Performance will be 15 May 2016 to 14 May 2020. The estimated total level of effort is approximately 639,360 man-hours per year. Refer to Attachment 1 Performance-Based Statement of Work (PBSOW) for detailed information pertaining to the Labor Categories and qualifications under this requirement. CONTRACT TYPE: The Contract Type is Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF)/Cost Reimbursement and Firm-Fixed Price vehicle. The current contract N00178-05-D-4011-M804 contains CPFF CLINs (Labor) and Cost-type CLINs (Material & ODC). Since the resultant contract will be a cost-type, the successful awardee will also be required to have a Government approved accounting system upon contract award. PRE-SOLICITATION CONFERENCE: AIR 5.4 Air Combat Environment Test and Evaluation Facility (ACETEF) intends to conduct a Pre-solicitation Conference on 10 June 2015 at Patuxent River, MD. The purpose of this event is to provide a status update of this effort, inform industry of the requirements, discuss the competition timeline, receive industry's feedback on the draft RFP, and provide a Question & Answer/networking opportunity. The following is the projected schedule for the event planned for 10 June 2015: • Introductions (Government Personnel) • AIR-5.4 Overview • Intended Acquisition Strategy • Estimated Schedule • Questions and Answers This is an UNCLASSIFIED event; no clearances are required. Information presented at the event will NOT be made available to Offerors, who are unable to attend the event. PRE-SOLICITATION CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Interested Contractors are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Number of participants will be limited to a maximum of two (2) representatives from each firm. Only registered attendants will be permitted into the conference facility. Registration for the Pre-Solicitation Conference must be made via email to the Contract Specialist: Ms. Sotanya Rushing, at sotanya.rushing@navy.mil. All potential Offeror's must register prior to attending the event. Participants will have to register for the Pre-Solicitation Conference before 3:00PM EST on 8 June 2015. All registered participants will receive a confirmation email, which will contain additional information. Comments, Clarifying Questions, and Responses: Unclassified written comments, recommendations, and questions regarding the draft RFP shall be addressed during the Pre-Solicitation Conference. ALL communications regarding this solicitation must come through the Procuring Contracting Officer, Bruce Stouffer, at bruce.stouffer@navy.mil and/or the Contract Officer/Specialist, Sotanya Rushing, at sotanya.rushing@navy.mil.

V-22 DVE Demonstration

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published October 23, 2015  -  Deadline November 9, 2015
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The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) intends to issue a Delivery Order under Elbit Systems of America (EFW, Inc.) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract N00019-12-D-0012 on an ‘other than full and open' basis for demonstration of the Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) capability using the Advanced Signal Data Converter (ASDC) technology in a Government V-22 simulator for the V-22 major weapon system. Elbit is the sole developer, designer, and manufacturer of the ASDC system. As such, Elbit is the only responsible source with the necessary access to the technical data and requisite expertise to perform the contemplated effort with the required schedule. For subcontracting opportunities please contact Cindy Pettitt at 817-231-4497 or cindy.pettitt@elbitsystems-us.com.

70--Multi-User License for Ground Replay Software package for Video Playback and Display of airborne recorded SC1550 SC1560 cartridges in Windows 10 environment. 10 users, 10 workstations

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published June 2, 2016  -  Deadline June 13, 2016
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UC! Web Service Subscription

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published April 28, 2016  -  Deadline May 5, 2016
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Solicitation N00421-16-T-0280 is issued as intent to sole source. The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis, and to solicit and negotiate the proposed purchase order on a sole source basis with A2B Tracking Solutions, Incorporated, under the authority implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR Part 13.106-1(b). A2B Tracking Solutions is currently being used at Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) East in Cherry Point, NC, FRC Southeast, and FRC Southwest. Standardized utilization of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) meets all of the DoD mandated requirements. This UC! web implementation service is for Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) Mid Atlantic Patuxent River. This is a brand name 100 % match only! Substitute or similar product will not be accepted. Utilizing a source other than A2B Tracking would require conducting new research, testing, interface, certifications, etc. with NMCI environment for all sites at a significant cost to the government, which is unrecoverable in this small procurement. This is a total set-aside for small business under the authority of FAR Part 52.219-6. ***Basis for Award*** This notice is intent to Sole Source with A2B Tracking Solutions, Incorporated. ONLY New Equipment, NO Remanufactured, and all items must be covered under the manufacturer's warranty. Similar or Substitute products will not be accepted. Vendor must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) Database prior to submission of an offer to be considered for award of any Department of Defense contract. This can be accomplished electronically at http://www.sam.gov/vendor.cfm. The Government will not pay for any information received Government Point of Contact: Bernie Cortez Naval Air Warfare Center AD (PAX)2.5.1 RAC, 21983 Bundy Road, BLDG 441Patuxent River, MD 20670-1127Email: bernie.cortez@navy.mil (preferred method

UC! Subscription Renewal

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published April 28, 2016  -  Deadline May 5, 2016
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Solicitation N00421-16-T-0278 is issued as intent to sole source. The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis, and to solicit and negotiate the proposed purchase order on a sole source basis with A2B Tracking Solutions, Incorporated, under the authority implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR Part 13.106-1(b). This is a contract renewal for UC! Web subscription under N00421-15-P-0795. This is a brand name 100 % match only! Substitute or similar product will not be accepted. Utilizing a source other than A2B Tracking would require conducting new research, testing, interface, certifications, etc. with NMCI environment at a significant cost to the government, which is unrecoverable in this small procurement. This is a total set-aside for small business under the authority of FAR Part 52.219-6. ***Basis for Award*** This notice is intent to Sole Source with A2B Tracking Solutions, Incorporated. ONLY New Equipment, NO Remanufactured, and all items must be covered under the manufacturer's warranty. Similar or Substitute products will not be accepted. Vendor must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) Database prior to submission of an offer to be considered for award of any Department of Defense contract. This can be accomplished electronically at http://www.sam.gov/vendor.cfm. The Government will not pay for any information received Government Point of Contact: Bernie Cortez Naval Air Warfare Center AD (PAX)2.5.1 RAC, 21983 Bundy Road, BLDG 441Patuxent River, MD 20670-1127Email: bernie.cortez@navy.mil (preferred method)  

Software Reliability Modeling

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published June 15, 2016  -  Deadline June 21, 2016
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Solicitation N00421-16-T-0373 is issued as intent to sole source. The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis, and to solicit and negotiate the proposed purchase order on a sole source basis with UNIVERSTITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, under the authority implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR Part 12 and 13. The requirement is for Software Reliability Modeling for NAVAIR. This is a follow-on project that was conducted by UMASS under contract HQ00034-13-D-0004. UMASS developed and implemented an Open Source framework and associated tools that enable the automatic application of software reliability models. This framework will be an important step towards predicting and modeling how software interacts with systems overtime in their intended environment. Utilizing a source other than Cortron would require conducting new research, testing, interface, certifications, etc. at a significant cost to the government, which is unrecoverable in this small procurement ***Basis for Award*** This notice is intent to Sole Source with University of Massachusetts. Vendor must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) Database prior to submission of an offer to be considered for award of any Department of Defense contract. This can be accomplished electronically at http://www.sam.gov/vendor.cfm. The Government will not pay for any information received Government Point of Contact: Bernie Cortez Naval Air Warfare Center AD (PAX)2.5.1 RAC, 21983 Bundy Road, BLDG 441Patuxent River, MD 20670-1127Email: bernie.cortez@navy.mil (preferred method)    

ODE Maintenance

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published April 6, 2015  -  Deadline April 10, 2015
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Solicitation N00421-15-0243 is issued as a synopsis/solicitation. The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis and to solicit and negotiate the proposed purchase order on a Sole Source with Smartronix Inc. Smartronix is the proprietor of the Omega Data Environment (ODE) and Omega-Serv software suites; therefore, is the only source of this software and the required maintenance and engineering support. Offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to submission of an offer to be considered for award of any DoD contract. This may be accomplished electronically at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM. Award all or none See Attached RFQ. Your quote must contain enough technical information to evaluate your quote. Please reference the Solicitation number above (N00421-15-X-XXXX) on your quote. Please include your Cage Code. Please identify if items are FOB Destination or FOB origin and include any shipping charges. Award is expected 17 APR 2015. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposal. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received by 1:00 pm EST, 10 APR 2015 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government. Information received will normally be considered for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The Government will not pay for any information received. For information contact: Donna Owens Phone: 301-757-3066, or email: donna.owens@navy.mil. The preferred method of communication is through email

U.S. Naval Test Pilot School VSS Flight Demonstration Services

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published August 8, 2014  -  Deadline August 22, 2014
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BASE NOTICE: U.S. Naval Test Pilot School VSS Flight Demonstration Services (N00421-14-R-0058) This is a notice to negotiate with Calspan Corporation on an "other than full and open" competitive basis in accordance with FAR 6.302-1 for flight demonstration services requiring the use of the Variable Stability System (VSS). These services are in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland. A firm fixed price contract type will be awarded for a base year and four one-year options, for a total of five years. The VSS provides a flying laboratory in which to conduct the pilot instruction curriculum of the USNTPS. Calspan Corporation developed this capability and installed it on its Learjet 24. Market research has found Calspan Corporation to be the only company capable of providing the VSS for use in a military training environment and able to meet the mandatory training schedule of the USNTPS. Contract award is anticipated on or before 30 Sep 2015. This requirement is being procured under statutory authority permitting full and open competition, 10 U.S.C. Section 2304 (c) (1), only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy the agency requirements. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. Responses to this notice must be made within fifteen (15) days after this notice is posted electronically, and must include the company name, point of contact, address, area code and telephone number, telecopy (fax) number, electronic mail (e-mail) address and company literature sufficient to determine the capability of this company to perform this effort. Consideration of any responses is solely with the discretion of the Government, generally for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. To be eligible to receive an award of this requirement, the offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Inquiries regarding this notice should be addressed to Angela Brooks at Angela.Brooks@navy.mil.

AIR 5.4.3 Engineering and Technical Support Services

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published September 16, 2015  -  Deadline October 6, 2015
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THIS IS NOT A NOTICE OF SOLICITATION ISSUANCE. In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15, the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWC/AD), Patuxent River, MD intends to conduct a Small Business Set-Aside competition for engineering, technical management, and administrative services to support the AIR 5.4.3 Simulation Division. The Government is hereby releasing a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP). This Pre-Solicitation Conference (commonly referred to as "Industry Day") will be conducted on 07 October 2015, to provide Offerors an opportunity to ask additional clarifying questions about the Draft RFP. Industry input is being sought prior to the release of the Formal RFP. Instructions are included in this notice on how to register for the Pre-Solicitation Conference. The Draft RFP contains publicly releasable, unclassified documentation, which is posted herein. All subsequent Draft RFP amendments and publicly releasable documentation will reside on FedBizOpps. It is recommended that interested Offerors check the site frequently for any updates. This announcement is not a contract, request for proposal, a promise to contract, or a commitment of any kind on the part of the Government. The Navy will not assume liability for costs incurred by an attendee or for travel expenses or marketing efforts; therefore, attendee cost in response to this notice is not considered an allowable direct charge to the Government. ELIGIBILITY This requirement will be awarded as a Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC). Since this requirement is a 100% Small Business set-aside. Only Small Businesses will be considered for award of this requirement. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this requirement is 541712, which has a small business size standard of 1,500 employees. The Product Service Code (PSC) is R425. PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test (IBST) Department, NAWCAD 5.4, is the Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) center of excellence for modeling and simulation of the Battlespace environment. The Department is NAVAIR's lead for the development and creation of synthetic and virtual Battlespace environments in support of research, development, testing, training, and system evaluation. The Simulation Division (SD), NAWCAD 5.4.3, which is one of three divisions within IBST and is responsible for simulation expertise and products for naval aviation systems and the Battlespace environment within which they operate. Simulation Division air vehicle and air vehicle system simulation activities includes the operation of man-in-the loop simulation facilities and the development of simulation software, simulation systems, hardware-in-the-loop test benches and prototype training systems. Typical applications for aircraft and system simulations include: • Flight test planning, coordination, and rehearsal. • Aircrew proficiency training. • Hardware-in-the-loop systems and integration testing. • Human factors evaluations. • Flying qualities and performance evaluations. • Mission effectiveness and concept of operations. • Accident and incident investigations. Simulation Division Battlespace modeling and simulation provides credible, repeatable models of highly complex, interactive and reactive environments in support of the warfighter. Battlespace modeling and simulation products are used across the DoD and NAVAIR for RDT&E, analysis and training. The Division also provides national leadership in distributed modeling and simulation, scenario development, and verification and validation. The Simulation Division labs also process, reduce, analyze and evaluate aircraft flight test data. Facilities and laboratory spaces operated by the SD include the Manned Flight Simulator (MFS) facility, E-2C System Test and Evaluation Lab (ESTEL), the P-8 System Integration Lab (PAX-SIL), Warfare Simulation Lab, UAS Integration Lab, H-60 Data Reduction Lab (DRL), and executive helicopter SIL and Aircraft Data Acquisition Processing Team (ADAPT) labs. The SD also provides support for IBST's classified network and unclassified RDT&E network assets. The scope of this requirement is to provide engineering and technical services in support of Simulation Division teams, laboratories, and supported projects. This contract procures management, design, development, integration, upgrade, analysis, and documentation for the Simulation Division. The Division operates within Integrated Product Teams and Enterprise Teams for all aspects of performance, and the Contractor shall work in a highly integrated team environment with civil servants, military personnel, and other contractors. The requirement for these services is currently being performed under Task Orders N00178-05-D-4397-HT01 & N00178-14-D-7780-M801, awarded to J.F. Taylor, Inc. and Task Order N00178-05-D-4011-M802, awarded to AMEWAS. The NAVAIR Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website is http://foia.navair.navy.mil. GENERAL INFORMATION: This SATOC has an ordering period of three years (36 months). The anticipated Period of Performance will be 14 August 2016 to 15 August 2019. The estimated total level of effort is approximately 979,035 (326,345 hours per year for 3 years). Refer to Section C: Performance Work Statement (PWS) for detailed information pertaining to the labor categories and qualifications for this requirement. Additionally, as this is a Small Business Set-Aside, it is noted that the Small Business (SB) must be able to perform at least 50% of this effort. Finally, interested Offerors shall contact the Contract Specialist in order to obtain access to the documents contained in Section C: PWS, 3.0 Applicable Documents. The Contract Specialist will send these documents to the interested Offeror utilizing the Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center Safe Access File Exchange (AMRDEC SAFE). CONTRACT TYPE: The contract type is Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF)/Firm Fixed Price (FFP)/ Cost Reimbursement vehicle. Since the resultant contract will have cost-type CLINs, the successful awardee will also be required to have a Government approved accounting system upon contract award. The technical requirements are outlined in the PWS and the deliverables are contained in Section J: Attachments. PRE-SOLICITATION CONFERENCE: AIR 5.4.3 Simulation Division intends to conduct a Pre-Solicitation Conference on 07 October 2015 at Patuxent River, MD. The purpose of this event is to provide a status update of this effort, inform industry of the requirements, discuss the competition timeline, provide a technical tour of the Simulation Division facilities, and permit industry a networking opportunity. The following is the projected schedule for the event planned for 07 October 2015: •· Introductions (Government Personnel) •· AIR-5.4.3 Overview •· Intended Acquisition Strategy •· Estimated Schedule This is an UNCLASSIFIED event; no clearances are required. Information presented at the event will NOT be made available to Offerors, who are unable to attend the event. All Pre-Solicitation Conference participants are forewarned that questions, comments, or recommendations will not be entertained during the event; however, the participants will be able to submit these items in writing. PRE-SOLICITATION CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Interested Prime Contractors are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Number of participants from each firm will be limited to a maximum of two (2) representatives from each firm. Only registered attendants will be permitted into the conference facility. Registration for the Pre-Solicitation must be made via email to the Contract Specialist: Ms. Michelle E. Johnson, at michelle.e.johnson@navy.mil. All potential Offerors must register prior to attending the event. Participants will have to register for the Pre-Solicitation Conference before 5:00pm EST on 06 October 2015. All registered participants will receive a confirmation email, which will contain additional information. Comments, Clarifying Questions, and Responses: Unclassified written comments, recommendations, and questions regarding the Draft RFP and associated documents or the items addressed at the Pre-Solicitation Conference shall be submitted in writing to the Contract Specialist, Michelle Johnson no later than 5:00pm EST on 08 October 2015. ALL communications regarding this solicitation must come through the Contract Specialist, Michelle E. Johnson, at (301) 737-7594 or michelle.e.johnson@navy.mil.

DELL WORKSTATION / SERVERS

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published August 18, 2016  -  Deadline August 27, 2016
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  All quotes/responses shall be submitted via email to christina.e.simpson@navy.mil no later than 27 August 2016 at 5:00 PM (EST)   Solicitation N00421-16-T-0560 is issued as a competitive procurement.  The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis, and to solicit and negotiate the proposed purchase order on a competitive basis for BRAND NAME DELL COMPONETS for workstations and servers in accordance with the Statement of Work, under the authority implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR Part 12 and 13.  Prospective vendors must be TAA compliant and be authorized resellers of the subject named products.  The equipment to be procured has been identified as preferred equipment to satisfy the government's requirement to provide Unclassified P-8 Application Development Lab (UPADL) software development environment infrastructure.  These hardware and specific components meet all the government requirements for processing and computing within the UPADL computing environment.  Preference will be given to small businesses.    ***ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE RECEIVED AND INVOICED NLT 30 SEP 2016***   ***INCLUDE SHIPPING CHARGES WITH YOUR QUOTE***   ***Basis for Award***   Solicitation closing date/time is firm; proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted.  Selected bidder's decision to submit proposal on the final day of solicitation and requesting for an extension will not be granted.  Extension is solely within the discretion of the government agent.  Interested bidders must address their questions, & concern while solicitation is active.  Your quote must contain enough technical information, data sheet, drawing, & specification for evaluation.  Your quote will only be evaluated based on the information provided.  Additional documents, questions, concerns, modifications, or any other information in relation to your quote will not be entertained or accepted when posting was already concluded.  The award will be made on the basis of lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factor.  This is firm fixed-price procurement; therefore, the initial offer should represent the vendor's best quote in terms of price and technical acceptability.  A determination by the Government not to accept the proposal for not meeting the minimum requirement is solely within the discretion of the Government.    ONLY New Equipment, NO Remanufactured, and all items must be covered under the manufacturer's warranty.  Similar or Substitute products will not be accepted. Interested parties must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) Database prior to submission of an offer to be considered for award of any Department of Defense contract.  This can be accomplished electronically at http://www.sam.gov/vendor.cfm.   Government Point of Contact:  Christina Simpson Naval Air Warfare Center AD (PAX) 2.5.1 RAC, 21983 Bundy Road, BLDG 441 Patuxent River, MD 20670-1127 Email: christina.e.simpson@navy.mil (preferred method)

Transformational Solar Array for Extreme Environments

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research Center | Published July 19, 2016
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Omega Software Suite for the Realtime Telemetry Processing System

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published June 9, 2015  -  Deadline June 17, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This announcement is a request for quote (RFQ). This requirement is being synopsized as an unrestricted acquisition under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 541519, Size Standard of $27.5 million, PSC code D319. The Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division (AIR-2.5.1.11) at Patuxent River, MD has a requirement for the Smartronix Omega Software Suite which is an integral component of the Atlantic Test Range Telemetry Branch's Realtime Telemetry Processing System (RTPS); Remote Telemetry Data System; and Postflight Data Lab. Contractors shall provide the OMEGA-DATA-ENVIRONMENT (ODE) and OMEGA-NExT software, developed by Smartronix, which is being used by the Atlantic Test Range, Telemetry Branch for classified and unclassified telemetry and onboard data visualization, analysis, and distribution. Requirements List is attached. CLIN 0001 - ODE Site License - 1 LOT Ordering Period - 1 August 2015 - 31 July 2016 CLIN 0002 - ODE Site License - 1 LOT Ordering Period - 1 August 2016 - 31 July 2017 CLIN 0003 - ODE Site License - 1 LOT Ordering Period - 1 August 2017 - 31 July 2018 CLIN 0004 - Miscellaneous Parts - 1 LOT (Optional) Ordering Period - 1 August 2016 - 31 July 2018 CLIN 0005 - Training - 1 Lot (Optional) Ordering Period - 1 August 2016 - 31 July 2018 Required Delivery Date: See Ordering Period above. Shipping Charges: These items will be delivered F.O.B. Destination, and shipping shall be included in the price. Technical acceptability will be determined solely on the content and merit of the information submitted in response to this synopsis/solicitation. Therefore, it is incumbent on the offeror to provide sufficient technical literature, documentation, etc. in order for the Government to make an adequate technical assessment of the proposal. A firm fixed price contract is anticipated. The clause at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, (June 2008) is incorporated by reference and applies to this acquisition. The provision at 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999) applies to this acquisition. The Government will award in accordance with FAR part 13 on a lowest priced - technically acceptable basis. The offeror shall provide backup information verifying the price offered; e.g. a copy of current catalog, invoices for the same equipment, etc. Each offeror shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, including Alt 1, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Feb 2009) with its quote including DFARS 252.212-7000 Offeror Representations and Certification - Commercial Items (Jun 2005) if applicable. FAR 52.247-34 F.o.b.-Destination (Nov 1991) is incorporated by reference and applies to this acquisition. FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions -Commercial Items (Oct 2008) is incorporated by reference and applies to this acquisition. The clause at 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items is incorporated by reference (Deviation 2013-O0019) (Sep 2013). DFARS Clause 252.212-7001, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items (Jan 2009) is incorporated by reference, for paragraph (a) 52.203-3 Gratuities (APR 1984) applies, however, for paragraph (b) only the following clauses apply: 252.225-7001 Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program (Jan 2009), 52.232-36 Payment by Third Party (May 1999)(31 U.S.C. 3332), 252.247-7023 Alt III Transportation of Supplies by Sea (May 2002), 252.247-7024 Notification of Transportation of Supplies by Sea (Mar 2000). Quotes are due to Jennifer Lundburg, Contract Specialist, at jennifer.lundburg@navy.mil by 2:00 P.M. Eastern Local Time, Wednesday June 17, 2015.

Large Scale Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) Blankets for Exploration Missions

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research Center | Published May 19, 2016  -  Deadline June 20, 2016
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This Contract is for the design, fabrication, and installation of Large Scale Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) Blankets for Exploration Missions. This endeavor is part of an effort to improve the fundamental understanding of multilayer insulation (MLI) systems. After the MLI is applied to a SHIIVER Tank, the tank will be tested in a thermal vacuum chamber and in a reverberant acoustic environment. Following the reverberant acoustic testing, thermal vacuum testing will be repeated to determine whether damage to the MLI was caused by acoustic excitation. Team members include Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center (LMATC) for analysis and guidance in design, and Sheldahl, Inc. for materials. Option 1 is being performed in conjunction with the Base Period, thus, giving the Contract a fifteen (15) month period of performance.

ESTABLISHMENT OF GOVERNMENT-UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS IN SUPPORT OF BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH FOR THE NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published June 30, 2015  -  Deadline July 1, 2016
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THE INTENT OF THIS BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO ESTABLISH GOVERNMENT-UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS IN SUPPORT OF BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH FOR THE NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND BAA CLOSING DATE: 07/01/2016 1. INTRODUCTION The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is soliciting white papers from universities, colleges, and educational research institutes to establish Cooperative Agreements (CAs) to collaborate on and support a broad range of research areas for advances in Science and Technology (S&T) of revolutionary capabilities for U.S. Naval forces to mature and transition in S&T. The purpose is to improve U.S. Naval capabilities, respond to current critical needs, and maintain broad technology investments to anticipate and counter potential technology surprises. To support this mission, the white paper must provide S&T solutions that will enable the future force while simultaneously seizing opportunities to enhance current readiness. White papers must also discuss the potential commercial applications of the proposed development and its impact on the market. NAVAIR S&T challenges are broad and inherently multidisciplinary in nature. S&T core capabilities being developed at NAVAIR include but are not limited to structures, avionics, materials science, aerodynamics, navigation, sensors, human factors, propulsion, and power. 2. BACKGROUND The purpose of this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to establish an agreement between NAVAIR and universities, colleges, or other educational research institutes to advance basic and applied research in support of Naval Aviation. Agreement holders may work on a broad range of research projects in close cooperation with NAVAIR subject matter experts (SMEs) to interact with and provide support to Naval Aviation S&T areas that have the potential to serve a public purpose. By establishing these collaborative agreements, the overall ability to conduct research needed to solve current and future technological challenges pertinent to Naval Aviation will be addressed. The work to be performed shall be in direct support of NAVAIR. Activities shall include but are not limited to: • Conducting research in current and emerging technologies. NAVAIR's S&T philosophy spans the continuum from science to product. • Teaming with academia and DoD agencies to find the most appropriate solution to current and future war fighter requirements. • Promoting technology transfer using NAVAIR facilities including operational aircraft test beds. • Providing technical assistance and training associated with different types, models, and series of aircrafts. • Providing SMEs in the aviation specific area of 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 NAVAIR SMEs for current and future aircrafts. • Providing and participating in summer internships and sabbaticals for professors and senior students. 3. AREAS OF INTEREST NAVAIR has spent considerable time identifying and defining critical areas of research referred to as the core capabilities within departments of the Research & Engineering, Test & Evaluation, and Logistics competencies. Specific core areas of research addressed by this BAA include but are not limited to the following: a) Air Vehicles: • Advanced Airframe Materials & Structures • Corrosion Prevention & Control • Air Vehicle Aerodynamics & Flight Controls • Shipboard Interaction • Advanced Modeling & Simulation • Life Management of Naval Airframes/Subsystems • Thermal Management, Fire & Ice Protection • Hydraulics, Pneumatics & Landing Gear Systems • Fuel Containment/Aerial Refueling • Mechanical Systems b) Propulsion and Power: • Advanced Cycle Propulsion Systems • State Based Management of Dynamic Components • Highly Integrated Control System • Low Observable Signature Technologies (Noise, Radar, Infra-Red) • Emissions and Pollution Control • High Speed Aerodynamics • High Power Density Electrical Systems c) Avionics: • Sensor/Data Fusion • Electronic Warfare/Airborne Electronic Attack • Fiber Optics/Networking • Acoustics Sensors • Radar & Antenna Systems • Communications • Electro Optical/Special Mission Sensors • Information Assurance • Maritime Domain Awareness d) Human Systems: • Command & Control • Human, Social, Behavioral, Cultural Modeling • Human Performance Assessment & Modeling • Interactive Experimentation • Protection, Performance & Survivability • Virtual Environments & Simulation e) Weapons and Energetics: • Energetic Materials & Energetics Systems • Weapon Airframe Engineering • Weapon Guidance and Control • Weapon Systems Engineering f) Support Equipment (SE) and Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE): • Electromagnetics • Diagnostics of Avionics • Networks, Information Systems & Intelligent Agents • Controls, Sensors & Instrumentation, Prognostics & Health Monitoring • Cameras, Displays, Optics • Robotics g) Warfare Analysis: • Engagement/Mission/Campaign Analyses • Operational Suitability/Effectiveness Analyses • Weapon System Performance Analyses • Aircraft Suitability Utility Analyses Science and Technology (S&T) Gap Analyses h) Research and Intelligence: • Materials Research • Image and Signal Processing • Employment of Unmanned Systems • Optics Research and Fabrication • Chemical Detection i) Test, Evaluation and Engineering: • Systems Evaluation, Experimentation & Test • Air Vehicle Testing • Shore Based and Shipboard Precision Approach and Landing System (PALS) Certification • Stores Compatibility Testing • Mission Systems Testing • Weapons Testing • Ranges • Air Vehicle Modification & Instrumentation Testing • Survivability Flight Test • Time Space Position Information (TPSI) • Mission Systems Flight Test • Weapon Effectiveness Testing • Aero-Mechanical Flight Test • Threat/Target Systems • Target Engineering • Target Airborne Threat Simulation • Target Combat Environment Testing • Seaborne Targets • Integrated Battle-Space Simulation & Test • Physical and Simulated Environments for Platform, System of System (SoS), and Family of System (FoS) Test and Evaluation • Generation of Threat Simulations/Signals for Installed System Testing • Weapons and Aircraft Systems Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing • Interoperability Evaluations for Communications Signals/Data • Aircraft Flight Simulation and Stimulation T&E • Electromagnetic Environment Effects (E3) T&E • Ground Radar Cross Section (RCS) Measurement and Analysis j) Simulation and Modeling: • Weapons Training Systems • Low-cost Photo Texture/Databases • Virtual Environment Training Technology • Tactical Decision-Making under Stress • Parallel Computing as applied to Simulation and Modeling 4. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION 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. 4.1 PHASE I - PROPOSAL ABSTRACTS 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; and 6. 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 NAVAIR'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: https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/. 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, option 6 or go to the WAWF Information website at: http://www.dfas.mil/ecommerce/wawf/info.html 4.2 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 rebecca.wathen@navy.mil and jeffrey.s.boyce@navy.mil. 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, NAVAIR 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 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. 5. EVALUATION CRITERIA 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. 5.1 EVALUATION CRITERIA 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, 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 NAVAIR intends to award Cooperative Agreements, however, NAVAIR will consider various types of acquisition vehicles including but not limited to traditional FAR/DFARS type contracts or other non-procurement agreements. NAVAIR 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 NAVAIR facilities may also be available and/or used depending on project needs. Access and use of NAVAIR 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 Division 22299 Exploration Drive, Suite 301 Lexington Park, MD 20653-2058 United States Place of Performance: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Patuxent River, Maryland 20670 United States Primary Points of Contact: Jeffrey Boyce Phone: 301-737-2109 Jeffrey.S.Boyce@Navy.Mil Rebecca Wathen Phone: 301-737-2632 Rebecca.Wathen@Navy.Mil

Pre-Solicitation Conference & DRAFT RFP for AIR 4.8.6.11 Ground Support Equipment/Peculliar Support Equipment Services

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published December 4, 2014  -  Deadline December 16, 2014
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THIS IS NOT A NOTICE OF SOLICITATION ISSUANCE. In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15, the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWC/AD), Patuxent River, MD intends to conduct an unrestricted competition through Seaport-e, for all eligible National Zone 2 businesses for engineering, technical management, and administrative services to support the AIR 4.8.6.11 Support Equipment (SE) Test and Evaluation Branch. The Government is hereby releasing a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP). This Pre-Solicitation Conference (commonly referred to as "Industry Day") will be conducted on 17 December 2014, to provide Offerors an opportunity to ask additional clarifying questions on the Draft RFP. Instructions are included in this notice on how to register for the Industry Day. Please note that Section L and Section M are excluded from the Draft RFP. Industry input is being sought prior to the release of the Formal RFP. Publicly releasable unclassified documentation, to include the Draft RFP Sections: A-I, Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan, Contract Data Requirement Lists (CDRLs), and DD 254 Security Classification Specification has been posted herein and on the SeaPort-e website. All subsequent Draft RFP amendments and publicly releasable documentation will reside on FedBizOpps and the SeaPort-e website. It is recommended that interested Offerors check these sites frequently for any updates. This announcement is not a contract, request for proposal, a promise to contract, or a commitment of any kind on the part of the Government. The Navy will not assume liability for costs incurred by an attendee or for travel expenses or marketing efforts; therefore, attendee cost in response to this notice is not considered an allowable direct charge to the Government. ELIGIBILITY This requirement will be awarded as a Task Order under the SeaPort-e Multiple Award Contract; therefore, all potential Offerors and their Subcontractors must be registered within SeaPort-e before award. The applicable NAICS code for this requirement is 541330 with a current size standard of $38.5M. The Product Service Code (PSC) is H217. PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Support Equipment Test and Evaluation Branch (AIR-4.8.6.11) is responsible for technical performance and suitability assessments for SE that is used to support aircraft, systems, weapons and maintenance activities. The Branch functions within the NAWCAD Competency Aligned Organization under the auspices of the 4.0 Research and Engineering Competency, SE & Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Department and the SE Engineering Division. Primarily, the SE Test and Evaluation Branch works in conjunction with Integrated Program Teams (IPTs), Externally Directed Teams, Enterprise Teams, and Integrated Test Teams that are involved in numerous Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Programs. In accomplishing its mission, the SE Test & Evaluation Branch conducts SE testing and participates in SE systems engineering, analysis, development, integration, fleet introduction and in-service engineering evolutions. This entails providing support during developer/manufacturer reviews and testing events; and conducting Test & Evaluation and Fleet Evaluation at NAWCAD Patuxent River, MD and Navy/Marine shipboard and shore-based sites. The scope of this requirement is to provide uninterrupted technical support services to the SE test and Evaluation Branch. The contractor shall be required to work in a highly integrated team environment with civil service, military, and other contractor personnel. Tasking includes SE Test Technology design and integration; test and evaluation; laboratories and facilities operation and maintenance; IPT engineering and technical assistance; and program management and administrative support. To provide support in these diverse areas, the SE Test & Evaluation Branch complements its civil service staff with highly qualified and experienced engineering, technical, administrative, and program management Contractor Support Services. The multi-disciplined skills of these personnel are integrated and shared across multiple SE support areas, laboratories, and facilities, which requires the potential contractor to generate efficiency and continuity among inter-related tasks. Through these coordinated efforts, SE Test and Evaluation Branch, program sponsors, and the Fleet are assured state-of-the-art SE that is compatible with legacy and next-generation aircraft, weapons, and systems. The requirement for these services is currently being performed under Task Order N00178-05-D-4304-M807, awarded to Eagle Systems, Inc. The NAVAIR Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website is http://foia.navair.navy.mil. GENERAL INFORMATION: This effort will contain a base year and four option periods. The anticipated Period of Performance will be 13 May 2015 to 12 May 2020. The estimated total level of effort is approximately 371,985 man-hours per year. Refer to Section C: Statement of Work (SOW) for detailed information pertaining to the Labor Categories and qualifications under this requirement. Finally, as this is an unrestricted competition, it is noted that the Small Business (SB) subcontracting goal for each of the SeaPort-e contracts is 20% and is calculated at the contract level. However, for purposes of this Task Order, the requiring activity believes that a SB subcontracting goal of 20% is achievable, based on the market research conducted. CONTRACT TYPE: The Contract Type is Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF)/Cost Reimbursement vehicle. The current contract N00178-05-D-4304-M807 contains CPFF CLINs (Labor) and Cost-type CLINs (Material & ODC). Since the resultant contract will be a cost-type, the successful awardee will also be required to have a Government approved accounting system upon contract award. The Task Order technical requirements are outlined in Section C: Statement of Work and the deliverables are contained in Section J: Attachments. Additionally, this effort is subject to the Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA) (41 U.S.C.6701 (3)), therefore, this draft RFP includes FAR 52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards, FAR 52.222-42: Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires and FAR 52.217-22: Non-Displacement of Qualified Workers. PRE-SOLICITATION CONFERENCE: AIR 4.8.6.11 Support Equipment (SE) Test and Evaluation Branch intends to conduct a Pre-solicitation Conference on 17 December 2014 at Patuxent River, MD. The purpose of this event is to provide a status update of this effort, inform industry of the requirements, discuss the competition timeline, receive industry's feedback on the draft RFP, and provide a Question & Answer/networking opportunity. The following is the projected schedule for the event planned for 17 December 2014: Introductions (Government Personnel) AIR-4.8.6.11 Overview Intended Acquisition Strategy Estimated Schedule Questions and Answers This is an UNCLASSIFIED event; no clearances are required. Information presented at the event will NOT be made available to Offerors, who are unable to attend the event. PRE-SOLICITATION CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Interested Prime Contractors are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Number of participants from each firm will be limited to a maximum of three (3) representatives from each firm. Only registered attendants will be permitted into the conference facility. Registration for the Pre-Solicitation must be made via email to the Contract Specialist: Ms. Michelle E. Johnson, at michelle.e.johnson@navy.mil. All potential Offeror's must register prior to attending the event. Participants will have to register for the Pre-Solicitation Conference before 5:00pm EST on 16 December 2014. All registered participants will receive a confirmation email, which will contain additional information. Comments, Clarifying Questions, and Responses: Unclassified written comments, recommendations, and questions regarding the draft RFP shall be addressed during the Pre-Solicitation Conference. ALL communications regarding this solicitation must come through the Procuring Contracting Officer, Bruce Stouffer, at (301) 737-2849 or bruce.stouffer@navy.mil and/or the Contract Specialist, Michelle E. Johnson, at (301) 737-7594 or michelle.e.johnson@navy.mil.

42--RFQ N68836-15-T-0410 was issued for a SeaBotix Remotely Operated Vehicle for the Dive Locker at U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published September 30, 2015
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Description of the Requirement: Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Dive Locker requires a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) System to support the commands mission in multiple areas such as salvage survey/recovery, pier inspection, identification of unexploded ordinance; mitigating the risk of putting a diver’s life in jeopardy, survey of ships, searching/recovery of deep water when it is not obtainable with a diver, hazardous environment intervention, victim search, rescue and recovery, oceanographic/scientific survey/research, and port/maritime security operations. A materials list for the Remotely Operated Vehicle System is included in the solicitation. All materials are SeaBotix products. All materials shall be provided as brand name (SeaBotix) or equal. Reference is made to the Request for Quotation, N68836-15-T-0410 for a SeaBotix ROV. Award was made on 30 September 2015 to Atlantic Diving Supply, Incorporated under Contract N68836-15-P-1327. The award amount is $199,403.00. A total of 2 quotations were received in response to the Request for Quotation.

ESTABLISH COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER - AIRCRAFT DIVISION AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLABORATING ON BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN NATURAL SCIENCE, HUMANITIES AND MATHEMATICS

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published March 31, 2016  -  Deadline March 31, 2017
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THE INTENT OF THIS BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO ESTABLISH COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER - AIRCRAFT DIVISION AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLABORATING ON BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN NATURAL SCIENCE, HUMANITIES AND MATHEMATICS BAA CLOSING DATE: 03/31/2017 THIS BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING GEOGRAPHIC AREAS: ST. MARY'S COUNTY, MD, CALVERT COUNTY, MD AND CHARLES COUNTY, MD, AS ACCESS TO NAWCAD LABORATORIES WILL BE REQUIRED. 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. 4. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION 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. 4.1 PHASE I - PROPOSAL ABSTRACTS 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: https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/. 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: http://www.dfas.mil/ecommerce/wawf/info.html4.2 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 rebecca.wathen@navy.mil and jeffrey.s.boyce@navy.mil. 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. 5. EVALUATION CRITERIA 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. 5.1 EVALUATION CRITERIA 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    

Unmanned Aircraft Satellite Communication (SatCom) Command and Control System Development

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research Center | Published July 14, 2016
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A CAN notice will be posted to NSPIRES on or about August 1 to propose for the Unmanned Aircraft Satellite Communication (SatCom) Command and Control System Development procurement. See the brief description below.The desire and ability to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) is of increasing urgency. The application of unmanned aircraft to perform national security, defense, scientific, and emergency management are driving the critical need for less restrictive access by UAS to the NAS. UAS represent a new capability that will provide a variety of services in the government (public) and commercial (civil) aviation sectors. The growth of this potential industry has not yet been realized due to the lack of a common understanding of what is required to safely operate UAS in the NAS. To address this deficiency, NASA has established a Project called UAS Integration in the NAS (UAS in the NAS), under the Integrated Aviation Systems Program (IASP) of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD). The Project goal is to provide research findings supporting the development and validation of detect and avoid (DAA) and command and control (C2) technologies necessary for integrating UAS into the NAS with airborne system tests. The next phase of the UAS-NAS Project will continue to focus on DAA and C2 technologies that are ready to be transitioned to implementation on unmanned vehicles, specifically to develop RTCA Special Committee (SC) - 228 Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS). To that end, integrated flight tests in FY18 and FY19 and simulations throughout the remainder of the project are planned to support the development of the standards. This project provides an opportunity to transition concepts, technology, algorithms, and knowledge to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other stakeholders to help them define the requirements, regulations, and issues for routine UAS NAS access. Existing Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), procedures, and technologies do not allow routine UAS access to the NAS. Access to the NAS is hampered by challenges such as the lack of an on-board pilot to see and avoid other aircraft, the reliance on command and control (C2) links used primarily by the military, and the wide variation in UAS size and performance (altitudes, speeds, and duration at which UAS operate). In order for UAS to integrate seamlessly in the NAS, major technical and regulatory challenges must be resolved. Challenges relevant to this solicitation include, but are not limited to: • Ensuring adequate separation assurance (sense and avoid - obstacles, weather, etc.)• Ensuring adequate collision avoidance• Ensuring robust and secure communications technologies• Solving the constraints of frequency spectrum allocation• Developing certification standards for a wide range of UAS vehicle types• Developing Ground Control Stations modifications for NAS compliance The UAS in the NAS Communications Subproject addresses several of these issues. The safe and efficient integration of UAS into the NAS requires new RF spectrum allocations and a new data communications system which is both secure and scalable. The C2 link will be used to exchange information between the unmanned aircraft and the ground control station, to ensure safe, reliable, and effective unmanned aircraft flight operation. The focus of the Communications Subproject is on validating and allocating new RF spectrum and data link communications to enable civil UAS integration into the NAS. The goal is to validate secure, robust data links within the satellite communications (SatCom) frequency spectrum being targeted for civil UAS. RTCA Special Committee (SC) 228 is starting to develop standards for SatCom technologies and architectures, building on the previous work performed under the RTCA SC-203. A vision, architectural concepts, and "seed" requirements for the future civil UAS command and control communication system were developed by SC-203 and refined for terrestrial UAS communications under SC-228. NASA intends to conduct its research and development in keeping with this vision and associated architectural concepts, while partnering with industry to develop and test prototype UAS C2 SatCom systems. These prototype communication systems will be used to validate/update the initial SC-228 requirements in order to provide a foundation for SC-228's Minimum Operational System Performance Standards (MOPS) documentation. Further, the International Telecommunications Union - Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) has provided potential new spectrum allocations within the Fixed Satellite Service in the Ku and Ka Bands that may be used for UAS CNPC links in non-segregated airspace at the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference, but requiring the specification of some performance requirements before these allocations can be finalized (WRC-15 Resolution 155). These prototype UAS C2 SatCom systems will provide performance data to support the ITU-R performance specifications. NASA, with its industry partners, will be applying state-of-the-art communication system technologies, which have promise for inclusion in an operational environment, to design/develop/test a prototype UAS SatCom system. This prototype system must be designed to address the initial "seed" requirements from SC-228 and must be on a path to certification. The C2 SatCom data-link system must be designed to scale with increasing UAS traffic and without impacting the ATC communication system, and must demonstrate successful operation within internationally allocated frequency spectrum.

Telecommunications Regulatory Intervention Program (TRIP)

General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) | Published August 20, 2015  -  Deadline September 14, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. Small Business Size Standard: Average annual receipts of $15M. Period of Performance: 10/1/15 -- 9/30/16 with four one-year options. The TRIP requirement supports the General Services Administration in its telecommunications' management responsibilities. The effort will generate studies, analysis, and market research related to trends, issues, and pricing structures within the telecommunications regulatory environment including matters pertaining to network services and telecommunications' issues under consideration by Federal and local bodies. A full description of the requirement -- including contract line items; the Statement of Work; delivery schedules; applicable Commercial Clauses; solicitation provisions; special terms and conditions; and points of contact -- are attached to this combined synopsis/solicitation package. The requirement includes provisions and clauses through FAC-2005-83-2-2-08032015.

Policy, Engineering, Analyses, and Research Support (PEARS II)

Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) | Published April 19, 2017  -  Deadline April 26, 2017
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends to issue a solicitation for support for the research, engineering, analysis, and policy efforts of the FAA’s Office of Environment and Energy, Office of Airports Planning and Environmental Division, and the Air Traffic Organization’s (ATO). This market survey is to solicit statements of interest and capabilities from interested business concerns including SBA certified 8(a) firms and other small business concerns. This market survey also seeks to identify potential vendors for this contract including groups of business teams. Furthermore, this survey will aid the FAA in its determination as to whether adequate competition exists to set-aside part or all of the competition amongst eligible socially and economically disadvantaged businesses that are certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for participation in the SBA's 8(a) Program, and other small businesses such as Women Owned businesses and Service Disabled Veteran businesses or whether it is more appropriate to conduct this procurement as a full and open competition. The principal North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this effort is 541330, Environmental Engineering Services, with a size standard of $38.5 million. The requirement will be competed under the following exception: Contracts and Subcontracts for Engineering Services Awarded under the National Energy Policy act of 1992. 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/26682 to view the original announcement.