US military updates CUxS application process in response to “overwhelming” interest

The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has updated the Request for Information (RFI) issued last month for white papers from industry regarding its Counter Unmanned Systems (CUxS) Systems Integration Partner (SIP).

The purpose of the Request for Information (RFI) is to conduct market research, which will be used to plan and implement an acquisition strategy to procure supplies/services related to integration of a CUxS Family of Systems (FoS) with the initial focus being Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS). USSOCOM is seeking interested vendors, or teaming ventures, which have the ability to serve as the CUxS SIP. The Government is particularly interested in Industry recommendations and feedback to improve contract requirements, contract structure/type, and performance incentives.

The updated request states:

“Due to overwhelming interest in One-on-One meetings, the Government has changed and expanded the meeting dates. Due to this vast interest, the Government may not be able to accommodate all requests for a One-on-One at this time.  Please understand that a request for One-on-One or white paper submission does not guarantee a One-on-One.  The Government reserves the right to conduct informal Q&As through email based on your white paper responses and available timeslots.”

The results of the RFI will be used to create an overview of vendor capabilities and experience in the field of FoS integration and related disciplines. The Government is anticipating a contract comprised of a one-year base period, with four one-year optional periods, and five one-year incentive option term periods. This anticipated contract would comprise a total of ten (10) years if all incentive option terms are earned and exercised. The Government anticipates contract award late 1st QTR CY 2021.

Point of contact: Chris Paitson

Contracting Office: SOF ATL-KP 7701 TAMPA POINT BOULEVARD, TAMPA FL 33621-5323

NAICS Code: 334511

Original Published Date: Apr 17

Updated Published Date: May 11

Original Response Date: May 13

Updated Response Date: May 13

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