Added: Mar 11, 2019 5:18 pm
USSOCOM is hosting an event in May 2019 named the "Disrupter Event" that will take place during this year's Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC).
The purpose of this event is for USSOCOM to acquire industry solutions relevant to the following three Technology Focus Areas (TFAs):
-Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation
-Hyper Enabled Operator (HEO)
-Next Generation Imagery, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
USSOCOM seeks to enter into non-FAR based agreements with industry partners whose solutions are favorably evaluated by USSOCOM TFA subject matter experts. As such, this event is considered competitive in the same manner as a Broad Agency Announcement or Commercial Solutions Opening, and solutions will be evaluated independently of one another primarily for technical merit.
Visit the SOFWERX event website for full information: https://www.sofwerx.org/disrupter/
Visit the SOFIC website to learn more about SOFIC:
Solutions will be requested via Quad Chart (QC) and White Paper (WP) submissions.
Submissions will submitted through the SOFWERX website and will be accepted on a full-and-open basis. Submissions are requested NLT 3 April 2019.
Submission instructions and evaluation criteria are provided on the SOFWERX website.
Only those entities whose submissions have been favorably evaluated will be invited to the pitch/proposal phase during the SOFIC event in May 2019. To clarify, the pitch/proposal phase during the SOFIC event is the Disrupter Event.
Participation in this event will be at participant expense. USSOCOM will not be responsible for any submission costs, travel costs, technology demonstration costs, or any other associated costs pertaining to the event. However, the Government's intent is that those companies requested to pitch/propose during the SOFIC event will not need to pay for SOFIC registration during the pitch/proposal dates.
During the event, participants will be allotted a private "one-on-one" session with the USSOCOM TFA evaluation panel to pitch, demonstrate, and discuss their solutions. The forum will include a Q&A portion, and discussions may continue outside of the event.
Solution brief evaluation criteria will be outlined in the event invitation.
If the USSOCOM evaluation panel favorably evaluates a solution brief, negotiations may immediately begin, and an award can result as soon as negotiations are successful under any combination of these categories:
- Other Transaction Agreements under 10 U.S. Code, Section 2371 or 2371b* (prototyping/production follow-on)
- Procurement contract for experimental purposes 10 U. S. Code, Section 2373
- Business to business research and development agreement as a sub-award (15 U.S. Code, Section 3715)
- Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (15 U.S. Code, Section 3710a)
*An award under 10 U. S. Code, Section 2371b may result in the further award of a follow-on production agreement without additional competition based on successful prototype completion. The Government may make this follow-on production award even if all successful prototype criteria are not fully met during the prototype project.
Event: Kinsey Crim
(813-693-5599 ext. 122 / email@example.com)
Contracting: Capt John A. Kenney
(813-826-5671 / firstname.lastname@example.org)