US Air Force calls industry meeting day for C-sUAS research contract

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, Rome NY (AFRL/RI) will be conducting an Industry Day for the C-sUAS acquisition.  The purpose of this meeting is to provide interested companies/entities with an overview of the C-sUAS contract, promote an early exchange of information, and provide an opportunity for both the Government and Industry to gather more information prior to the Draft RFP and RFP being issued.

A general session will be held the morning of 16 December 2019 for interested parties to obtain information from the Government Program Management and Contracting team.  The team will also be hosting 20-minute private appointments the afternoon of the same day. When registering, please indicate if a 20-minute private appointment is desired. Due to space constraints, attendance will be limited to two individuals per company. Representatives must be cleared through the company they are registered with. Attendees must be US citizens.

AFRL/RI has a requirement to provide a focused yet flexible, rapid, agile contracting vehicle between Air Force Research Laboratory, its products centers, and the operational community to support rapid research, development, prototyping, demonstration, evaluation, and transition of Counter small Unmanned Aircraft System (C-sUAS) capabilities.  These capabilities are to be used in combating Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)—and others leveraging COTS technology—presently being used by our adversaries in asymmetric warfare against US military personnel and materiel.  Emphasis will be placed on: a) development of technology capability solutions that address specific user requirements; b) delivery of prototype technologies for evaluation and feedback in the context of the user’s operational environment; and c) provision of a mechanism for user acquisition of limited product quantities required for operational introduction of technologies.  Anticipated deliverables include software, hardware, technical documentation and technical reports.

For the aforementioned requirements, the Government anticipates a single award Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) research and development (R&D) contract with Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee Completion (CPFF/C) Task Orders, an ordering period of 72 months, and a maximum ordering amount of approximately USD490,000,000.

A Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for this effort is anticipated to be released during the 1st quarter of CY 2020.  Potential Offerors will be encouraged to review and comment on the Draft RFP, including the Statement of Work (SOW) and Sections L and M.  Please monitor this notice for updates.

Note: The 16 December industry day is not a “bidder’s conference” and this announcement is not a contract, request for proposal, a promise to contract, or a commitment of any kind.  The Government will not assume liability for costs incurred by any offeror for presentations, marketing efforts or data offered for examination; therefore the cost of preparing information in response to this notice is not considered an allowable direct charge to the Government.

Department of Defense Notice ID: FA875020R1000 Air Force Research laboratory

(updated 3 December 2019)

Industry Day: Monday, December 16, 2019

Location: Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Dr., Rome NY 13441

Contact Information: donna.toole.1@us.af.mil Donna Toole, C-sUAS Acquisition Program Manager

Alternative contact: Matthew Zawisza: matthew.zawisza@us.af.mil

Registration deadline Monday December 09, 2019

For more information visit:

https://beta.sam.gov/

 

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