|Agency:||Department of the Air Force|
|Type of Government:||Federal|
|Posted:||May 21, 2019|
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1.1 The purpose of this RFI is to conduct market research to determine if responsible sources exist, and to assist in determining if this effort can be competitive and/or a total Small Business Set-Aside. The proposed North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) Code is 334511, which has a corresponding size standard of 1,250 employees. The Government is interested in all small businesses to include 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran Owned, Hub-zone, and Women-Owned small business concerns. The Government requests that interested parties respond to this notice and identify your small business status to the identified NAICS code, if applicable. Additionally, please provide any anticipated teaming arrangements, along with a description of similar services provided to the Government and to commercial customers within the past three years. Any responses involving teaming agreements should delineate between the work that will be accomplished by the prime and the work that will be accomplished by the teaming partners. The information provided will be used to determine the best acquisition strategy for this procurement. The Government will not provide reimbursement for the information provided.
1.2 All potential bidders wanting access to the restricted files in the attached bidder's library must request access via www.FBO.gov only. To obtain access, a potential bidder must be a qualified U.S. contractor with a legitimate business purpose. A qualified U.S. contractor is one that has an approved DD Form 2345 on file with the U.S./Canada Joint Certification Office. The potential bidder requesting access must provide a copy of their current approved DD Form 2345.
2. PROGRAM DETAILS:
2.1 The Range Threat System Program Office (SPO) is considering issuing a competitive contract for future production of an estimated seven ARTS-V1 systems, with potential for additional production units. The Range Threat SPO anticipates a fixed-price type contract with a production period of three to four years long (note the notional schedule in section 2.3.2 and the V1 production contract award estimate).
2.2 System Description: ARTS-V1 shall track and engage multiple targets simultaneously, and be capable of engaging fixed aircraft. The weapon system is manned by five operators and is reactive to aircrew/aircraft defensive measures. The weapon systems are integrated on a transportable, robust and ruggedized system, capable of traveling on all range terrain to include driving on gravel, dirt and paved roads. The system shall provide threat representative full effective radiated power, replicate threat signals, antenna patterns, operational modes and threat tactic capabilities. The system must be capable of weapons simulation for engagement scoring purposes as well send real-time radar data to the Range Control Center (RCC) or Live Missions Operations Center (LMOC) in conjunction with the range's Digital Integrated Air Defense System (DIADS)-controlled threat environment for processing and analysis.
2.2.1 The ARTS-V1 system includes antenna, transmitters, all command, control, and communications (C3) equipment, power generation equipment, and any other ground support equipment necessary to facilitate a true-to-threat site footprint.
2.3 Current Phase: ARTS-V1 is currently in Milestone B development, and is acquiring a Government Level III Technical Data Package (TDP) with a Production Representative Article (PRA) under the Closed Loop Passive Electronically Scanned Array Simulator (CLPS) contract. The CLPS program is managed by the Naval office in Patuxent River delivering test ground systems to the Nevada Test and Training Range.
2.3.1 Future Production Strategy: The Range Threat SPO intends to award a future production contract to industry. This contract would be production of an estimated seven ARTS-V1 systems in accordance with the Government Level III TDP, with the potential for additional units. Any component or subsystem deviation to the Government Level III TDP would require acceptance testing and TDP design change authorization by the Government.
2.3.2 Notional ARTS-V1 Schedule (with Fiscal Year dates):
• Build-out of the PRA estimated completion: 2nd Quarter 2021
• Final Air Force testing estimated completion: Mid-2022
• V1 Government Level III TDP estimated completion: Mid-2022
• V1 "Build-To-Print" Production Request For Proposal (RFP) estimated release:
• V1 "Build-To-Print" Production Contract estimated award: Mid-2023
• Final V1 Production Delivery required: 4th Quarter 2026 or earlier
2.4 The ARTS-V1 Technical Data Package (TDP) is planned to be a comprehensive source file capable of supporting competitive procurement, re-manufacturing, operational mission requirements, and total organic system sustainment of both hardware and software. The Government Level III TDP is currently unavailable. The Range Threat SPO expects initial CLPS TDP release by March 2019 and the full ARTS-V1 level III TDP by April 2022. Since the Government Level III TDP is currently unavailable, the SPO has concept drawings and diagrams posted for access. These concept documents are made available to give industry an idea of the scope of the production effort (Please note that questions and comments concerning the RFI or the TDP with Government responses will be consolidated into one document and released via FBO).
2.5 AFLCMC/HBZ, Aerospace Dominance Enabler Division, Hill AFB, UT intends to award a single-award contract to field the ARTS-V1 system(s).
3. INDUSTRY RESPONSE: All information submitted shall be Unclassified. Information submitted containing proprietary data should have the cover page and each page containing proprietary data clearly marked as containing proprietary data. Information submitted will be retained at AFLCMC/HBZCD and will not be returned. The Government requests the information be submitted in electronic format to Sean Jones and/or Melissa Huston no later than 25 January 2019. If there is a need for questions and/or feedback to be at the SECRET level, the responding party will contact the POC listed in the RFI and mail via CD to the following address:
7338 LONCKI STREET, BLDG 344
HILL AFB, UT 84056
Attn: Maj Matthew Horlacher, Comm: 801-777-9009
3.1 The Government requests interested parties provide the following information:
a. Company Name and Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code.
b. Name, phone number, and email address for a point of contact(s).
c. The applicable North American Industry Classification system (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 334511: Based on this NAICS code what is your size status?
Service Disabled Veteran Owned
d. If your company believes a different NAICS code is more appropriate, please list with explanation.
e. Are you currently registered in System for Award Management (SAM) and Wide Area Workflow (WAWF)?
f. What quality control measures do you currently have in place (ISO 9000, 9001, AS9100, National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP))?
g. Would your company be capable of producing seven ARTS-V1 systems in accordance with a Government Level III TDP design?
h. If capable would your company be interested in bidding for the production contract?
i. Would your company be capable of producing seven ARTS-V1 systems by 4th Quarter Fiscal Year 2026 or earlier? If not, what would your estimated production deliveries be?
j. If long lead parts could be ordered in advance, would that accelerate the build and delivery timeframes? What would the accelerated deliveries be for the seven production systems?
k. Would your company accept a fixed-price type contract for this build-to-print production contract?
l. Discuss any specific concerns you may have with a future "build-to-print" production contract in accordance with the Government Level III TDP.
m. If your company is not capable of producing seven systems in accordance with the Government Level III TDP design, would you have alternative training designs that you would propose to?
n. Would your interest in this effort be as a prime or sub-contractor?
o. What would your build-to-print production schedule be? Please provide a notional production schedule, if able.
4. The points of contact for this notice are:
5. Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract or agreement. The SPO will not be obligated to pursue any particular acquisition alternative as a result of this notice. Responses to the notice will not be returned. Not responding to this notice does not preclude participation in any future solicitation, if one is issued.
The purpose of this amendment is to add addtional Technical Data Package (TDP) Drawings and AFMC Form 191.
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