The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) intends to award sole source orders to Rockwell Collins, Inc. (RCI) under a Basic Ordering Agreement BOA on an ‘other than full and open’ competitive basis to procure continued long-term products and technical services necessary to address E-6B aircraft support requirements. The estimated period in which orders will be awarded is 60 months and a synopsis will be posted to for each specific requirement on all future task and delivery orders.

RCI is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and sole integrator of a significant number of mission systems for the E-6B platform.  Previous mission system contracting efforts include Block I System Design and Development (SD&D), Block I Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) and Block I Full Rate Production (FRP), and Block II Mission Computer Modernization (MCM).  RCI developed, produced, tested and fielded subsystems in support of the Block I and Block II systems.  Systems installed in support of the E-6B include Sustainment and Support Systems (SASS), Very Low Frequency Transmit Terminal (VTT), High Power Transmit Set (HPTS), Internet Protocol Bandwidth Expansion (IPBE) Phase 3 (integration only) and Digital Red Switch System (DRSS) Power Control System.  As the OEM and sole designer, developer, and integrator of a significant number of the E-6B platform mission systems, RCI is the only contractor with the ability, resources, technology and documentation necessary to modify, develop, produce, maintain and support these systems.

THIS NOTICE OF INTENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS.  However, responsible interested parties may submit a capability statement in which they identify their interest and capability to respond to this requirement.  Performance under this effort requires the contractor have the ability to handle classified information up to and including TOP SECRET, as well as Secure Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) access.

A determination by the Government not to compete the respective BOA orders based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.  The Government will not pay for any information received.

No request for proposal solicitation document exists at this time.