US Department of Homeland Security seeks market information on C-UAS providers

The Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate acting through Sandia National Laboratories is soliciting information from potential manufacturers on their CUAS technologies. This RFI seeks to identify candidate COTS CUAS technologies and systems for evaluation in calendar year 2019 to aid in acquisition and deployment decisions. The RFI consists of a questionnaire designed to help DHS collect technical product information on CUAS systems that will allow sorting and filtering for a number of potential applications.

Given the significant rise in sales and capabilities, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have quickly become a security concern due to the ease with which they can aid in intelligence gathering and/or be used as a malicious delivery platform. Federal agencies responsible for protecting facilities, personnel, and critical infrastructure have an immediate need for counter systems to these UAS.

Congress recently passed legislation granting DHS and component agencies limited authority to mitigate UAS threats at ‘covered’ facilities. The S&T Directorate of DHS is requesting information on commercial CUAS technologies to inform an understanding of the current technical capabilities, features, and costs of commercial-off-the-shelf technologies This information will be used by DHS S&T and its subcomponents to identify candidate technologies for a range of applications. For this reason, information on all CUAS technologies and systems is being accepted only through a standardized questionnaire.

DHS needs to collect technical information on commercially available CUAS products and systems and then evaluate a subset of those systems against manufacturer specifications and claims. DHS is requesting information to identify candidate CUAS technologies and systems for evaluation in calendar year 2019, to aid in acquisition and deployment decisions.

 

 

EVENT

 

DATE

 

RFI issued

 

11/19/2018

 

Deadline for Submission of Questions and Requests for Clarification by 12:00 AM EST

 

11/27/2018

 

Amendment with Responses to Questions and Requests for Clarification issued approximately (if required)

 

11/29/2018

 

Deadline for Submission of Responses by 12:00 AM EST

 

12/05/2018

 

Contracting Office Address:

PO Box 5800
MS: 0115
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185

Primary Point of Contact.:

Scott Brooks

shbrook@sandia.gov

Phone: 505-844-7089

Solicitation number: 17_485

Deadline date: 5 December 2018

Responsible Body: Sandia Corp. (DOE Contractor)

 

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