Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS)/Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) Lab Upgrade

Agency: Department of the Air Force
State: Georgia
Type of Government: Federal
  • K - Modification of Equipment
Posted: Sep 21, 2017
Due: Oct 19, 2017
Solicitation No: FA8523-18-R-0002
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Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS)/Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) Lab Upgrade


This market survey is being conducted to identify potential sources that may possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience with the F-15 DEWS/CMWS. DEWS/CMWS test benches and software test tools need to be modified to support multiple DEWS/CMWS configurations. The level of security clearance and amount of foreign participation in this requirement has been outlined in the applicable Security Classification Guides. Contractors/Institutions responding to this market research are placed on notice that participation in this survey may not ensure participation in future solicitations or contract awards. The government will not reimburse participants for any expenses associated with their participation in this survey.

BAE Systems is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for both DEWS/CMWS hardware and software. The Government does not own or have access to the data for these items. Items are not available for potential contractors to evaluate.

52.215-3 -- Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes.

As prescribed in 15.209(c), insert the following provision:

Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes (Oct 1997)

(a) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this solicitation or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 31.205-18, Bid and proposal costs, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

(b) Although "proposal" and "offeror" are used in this Request for Information, your response will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal.

(c) This solicitation is issued for the purpose of market research in an effort to overcome barriers to competition.

(End of Provision)


1. Below is a brief description of the DEWS/CMWS test benches and software test tools requirements and a Contractor Capability Survey. The survey allows you to provide your company's capability.

2. If, after reviewing this document, you desire to participate in the market research, you should provide documentation that supports your company's capability in meeting these requirements. Failure to provide documentation may result in the government being unable to adequately assess your capabilities. If you lack sufficient experience in a particular area, please provide details explaining how you would overcome the lack of experience/capabilities in order to perform that portion of the requirement (i.e., teaming, subcontracting, etc.)

3. Both large and small businesses are encouraged to participate in this Market Research. Joint ventures or teaming arrangements are encouraged.

4. Questions relative to this market survey should be addressed to Mr. Christopher Nelson at


Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS)/Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) Lab Upgrade

We are conducting market research to identify potential sources that may possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience to meet the requirements detailed here.

? Modify DEWS/CMWS test benches and software support tools to support multiple configurations
? Provide engineering/technical support for test bench

System Test Station Part Number: 94117ASSY8485971-1
CMWS Test Station Part Number: 94117ASSY8465642-1
Test Program Interface Hardware Part Number: 94117ASSY8486980-1
System Test Instrumentation Part Number: N/A
Auto Test Tool Part Number: N/A


Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS)/Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) Lab Upgrade

Part I. Business Information

Please provide the following business information for your company/institution and for any teaming or joint venture partners:

? Company/Institute Name:
? Address:
? Point of Contact:
? CAGE Code:
? Phone Number:
? E-mail Address:
? Web Page URL:
? North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code:
(Anticipated NAICS Code is 541330)

Based on the above NAICS Code, state whether your company is:

? Small Business (Yes / No)
? Woman Owned Small Business (Yes / No)
? Small Disadvantaged Business (Yes / No)
? 8(a) Certified (Yes / No)
? HUBZone Certified (Yes / No)
? Veteran Owned Small Business (Yes / No)
? Service Disabled Veteran Small Business (Yes / No)
? System for Award Management (SAM) (Yes / No)
? A statement as to whether your company is domestically or foreign owned (if foreign, please indicate the country of ownership).

Email responses only, no hard copy or facsimiles please. Responses must be received no later than close of business, 1 October 2017, 1500 EST. Please email your response to Mr. Christopher Nelson at and Mr. Justin Molton at

Part II. Capability Survey Questions

A. General Capability Questions:

1) Describe briefly the capabilities of your facility and the nature of the goods and/or services you provide as may be related to this effort. Include a description of your staff composition and management structure.

2) Describe your company's past experience on previous projects similar in complexity to this requirement. Include contract numbers, a brief descriptions of the work performed, periods of performance, agencies/organizations supported, and individual points of contact (Contracting Officer or Program Manager).

3) Describe your company's capabilities for generating, handling, processing and storing classified material and data.

4) Describe your company's capabilities and experience in generating technical data and engineering drawings. Identify what software programs are utilized to generate these data and what format are available for delivered items.

5) Is your company's software development processes certified to the Capability Maturity Model (CMM)? If so what level of certification have you achieved and what is the date of your certification?

6) Describe your capabilities and experience in managing software development projects, including subcontractor involvement. Include any experience in project planning, work breakdown structures, resource allocation, schedule tracking, risk analysis and cost management.

B. Specific Capability Information:

1) Describe your capabilities and experience in developing/modifying procedures. Include associated upgrade of technical orders and preparation of new technical orders.

2) Describe your capabilities and experience in test and evaluation processes/procedures.

3) How will your organization address the absence of drawings, specifications, technical data, test procedures, etc.

4) State any technology insertion ideas for the item that would be suitable for this effort.

5) Discuss any reverse engineering or item replacement opportunities that may be present.

Contracting Office Address :
215 Page Rd
Robins AFB, Georgia 31098-1611
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Christopher P. Nelson
Phone: 4789267467
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