N00421-19-R-0069 – Sources Sought – Advanced Sensor System Development and Execution (ASSDE)

Mar 15, 2019 | Sources Sought

Changed: 6/8/2020

N00421-19-R-0069 Amendment 0009 – Only Offerors that responded by the original response date of 16 December 2019 may respond to this announcement.

Update Attachment P7 Subcontractor Cost Summary

Changed: 5/28/2020

N00421-19-R-0069 Amendment 0008 – Only Offerors that responded by the original response date of 16 December 2019 may respond to this announcement.

Changed: 12/9/2019

N00421-19-R-0069 Amendment 0007.

Changed: 12/4/2019

N00421-19-R-0069 Amendment 0006.

Changed: 10/31/2019

This requirement is associated with the Airborne Systems Integration (ASI) Division (formerly known as Advanced Concepts and Rapid Transition (AC&RT) Division). Please click on the following link for updates regarding the status of this procurement:

https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/NAVAIR/N00421/NAWCAD-Industry-Day-LRAF-2019/listing.html

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DISCLAIMER: This is a Request for Proposal (RFP). The Government’s intent is to award a Single Award (SA) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to the Offeror, who proposes the best overall value, with an estimated award of 08 April 2020. The contract will have a five (5) year ordering period. The resulting contract will have Cost Reimbursable and Cost Plus Fixed Fee CLINS; therefore, successful awardee will be required to have an adequate accounting system upon contract award.

Description of Requirement: The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Webster Outlying Field (WOLF) at Patuxent River, MD intends to procure, on a competitive basis, the services necessary to support the design, development, and demonstration of sensor capabilities to include, but not limited to, Information, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR), Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO.IR), Hyper-Spectra/Multi-Spectral Imaging (HIS/MSI), Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR), Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Signals Intelligence (SIGNIT), Chemical/Biological/Radiation/Nuclear/Explosive (CBRNE), and Sound Navigation and Ranging (SONAR) technologies for a variety of platforms, manned and unmanned, airborne, shipborne, and fixed mobile ground stations.

The Government will not accept or respond to telephone calls or requests for meetings with potential Offerors about this requirement. All questions regarding this procurement must be submitted via email to Sarah Erly at sarah.erly@navy.mil, Carolyn Emmart at Carolyn.Emmart@navy.mil and Kevin Schwertfeger at kevin.schwertfeger@navy.mil. It is requested that all questions be received within 10 calendar days of the date this solicitation is issued. Questions received after 10 calendar days may not be answered prior to the proposal due date.

This procurement will be a small business set-aside. The solicitation number is N00421-19-R-0069. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 541330 with a small business size standard of $41,500,000.00. The Product Service Code (PSC) for this requirement is AC63 R&D – Defense System: Electronics/Communication Equipment (Advanced Development).

Changed: 9/11/2019

This requirement is included in the quarterly NAWCAD Industry Update. Please click on the following link for updates regarding the status of this procurement:

https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/NAVAIR/N00421/NAWCAD-Industry-Day-LRAF-2019/listing.html

DISCLAIMER: This is a DRAFT Solicitation to obtain industry input/questions. The information provided in this notice is subject to change and is not binding on the Government. This notice DOES NOT constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) and is not a commitment by the U.S. Government to procure subject services. No funds are available to pay for preparation of responses to this notification. Any information submitted by respondents is strictly voluntary. No basis for a claim against the Government shall arise as a result from a response to this announcement.

The purpose of this announcement is to provide the DRAFT Solicitation as well as the documents associated with the DRAFT Solicitation (Section J, Attachments 1-P7) for the Airborne Systems Integration (ASI) Division (formerly known as the Advanced Concepts and Rapid Transition (AC&RT) Division) Advanced Sensor Systems Development and Execution (ASSDE), N00421-19-R-0069, procurement. A Table of Contents identifying the contents of the Section J attachments can be found on page 106 of the DRAFT Solicitation.

This procurement is a SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE. The solicitation number is N00421-19-R-0069. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 541330 with a small business size standard of $41,500,000.00. The Product Service Code (PSC) for this requirement is AC63 R&D – Defense System: Electronics/Communication Equipment (Advanced Development). Any resultant solicitation will be released on the Federal Business Opportunities (FEDBIZOPPS) website at https://www.fbo.gov/.

Please review the DRAFT Solicitation along with the associated documents and provide feedback. Please provide specific comments. Comments on the DRAFT Solicitation are welcomed and should be emailed to both kalynn.serman@navy.mil and carolyn.emmart@navy.mil. All responses must include the following information: Company Name; Company Address; Company Business Size; and Point-of-Contact (POC) name, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address. The subject line should read “N00421-19-R-0069 (ASSDE)”. The Government will not provide a response to the comments. However, the comments are Industry’s opportunity to highlight areas of the DRAFT Solicitation that may need clarity. Comments will be considered and reflected in the Final Solicitation, if applicable. No phone calls will be accepted.

Industry’s review and feedback provided on the solicitation in its entirety is highly desirable and appreciated. The Government also requests special consideration and feedback on the following:

Does Industry find the labor breakdown (mix of labor categories and hours) included in the solicitation as stated in Section L, Part B, Vol 3, Paragraph 3.5.3 to be accurate and sufficient to effectively execute the tasking within the SOW/PWS?

If an Industry partner identifies a labor breakdown (mix of labor categories and hours) which is more accurate or appropriate to execute the tasking within the SOW/PWS, the Government requests that Industry provide the recommended labor categories, hour breakdown, and rationale driving the differing labor breakdown.

Description of Requirement: The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) Webster Outlying Field (WOLF) at Patuxent River, MD intends to procure, on a competitive basis, the services necessary to support the design, development, and demonstration of sensor capabilities to include, but not limited to, Information, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR), Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO.IR), Hyper-Spectra/Multi-Spectral Imaging (HIS/MSI), Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR), Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Signals Intelligence (SIGNIT), Chemical/Biological/Radiation/Nuclear/Explosive (CBRNE), and Sound Navigation and Ranging (SONAR) technologies for a variety of platforms, manned and unmanned, airborne, shipborne, and fixed mobile ground stations. .

The Government kindly requests all comments and questions to be submitted by 5:00 pm on 17 September 2019.

 

DISCLAIMER: THIS SOURCES SOUGHT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.  THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL.  IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT.  RESPONSES IN ANY FORM ARE NOT OFFERS AND THE GOVERNMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  NO FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR PREPARATION OF RESPONSES TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY RESPONDENTS TO THIS TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY. 

INTRODUCTION
The Naval Air Warfare Center – Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), AIR-2.5.1.3 at Patuxent River, MD announces its intention to procure, on a competitive basis, the services necessary to support the design, development, and demonstration of sensor capabilities to include, but not limited to, Information, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR), Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR), Hyper-Spectral/Multi-Spectral Imaging (HIS/MSI), Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR), Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Chemical/Biological/Radiation/Nuclear/Explosive (CBRNE), and Sound Navigation and Ranging (SONAR) technologies for a variety of platforms, manned and unmanned, airborne, shipborne, and fixed mobile ground stations. Further detail is provided in the Draft Statement of Work (SOW)/ Performance Work Statement (PWS) attached to this synopsis (Attachment 1). This is not a follow-on contract.

ALL LARGE AND SMALL BUSINESSES THAT ARE INTERESTED SHOULD SUBMIT A CAPABILITY STATEMENT. THE RESULTS OF THIS SOURCES SOUGHT WILL BE UTILIZED TO DETERMINE IF ANY SMALL BUSINSS SET-ASIDE OPPURTUNITIES EXIST. ALL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE CATEGOREIS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

The Department of Navy (DoN), Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Advanced Concepts and Rapid Transition (AC&RT) Division (AD-4.11.6) provides the rapid insertion and transition of advanced technologies, systems, sensors, and weapons to enable programs of record, as well as deliver direct insertion of capabilities to meet urgent fleet needs. AD-4.11.6 works with customers and sponsors to identify capability gaps and requirements; to develop programmatic strategies; to conduct technology development; article testing & evaluation; and to support technology insertion.

REQUIREMENTS

Please see Attachment 1, Draft SOW/PWS and Attachment 2, Draft Hours. If your company has any questions about the SOW/PWS, or any areas that may need further explanation, please also identify those in the response.

The labor category functional descriptions anticipated in execution of the contemplated effort are included in Attachment 1.

Since the resultant contract will be a cost-type effort, the successful awardee will also be required to have a Government approved accounting system upon award.

All potential offeror’s must either have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET facility clearance. A DD Form 254 Contract Security Classification Specification shall apply to this requirement and the prime contractor shall have a “Top Secret” Facility Clearance and a “Top Secret” Safeguarding Clearance.

ELIGIBILITY

The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this requirement is 541330 Engineering Services with a Small Business Size standard of $38.5 Million.  Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to respond; however, each respondent must clearly identify their business size in their capabilities statement. The Product Service Code (PSC) for this effort will be AC63 R&D – Defense System: Electronics/Communication Equipment (Advanced Development)

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE              

Place of Performance

Percentage of Total Effort

% On-Site Government

% Off-Site Contractor

NAS Patuxent River

35%

80%

20%

Yuma, AZ Proving Grounds

15%

90%

10%

Contractor site

50%

0%

100%

 

ANTICIPATED PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE  

It is anticipated that the resultant contract will have a 5 year ordering period.

ANTICIPATED CONTRACT TYPE

This requirement is anticipated to be a Single Award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (SA IDIQ) with Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) Level of Effort (LOE), and Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) Completion Labor CLINs, The Government anticipates cost reimbursable Other Direct Cost (ODCs) for travel and material.

 

 

SUBMITTAL INFORMATION

It is requested that interested businesses submit to the contracting office a brief capabilities statement package (no more than 15 pages in length, single spaced, 12-point font minimum) demonstrating ability to perform the effort listed in the attached Draft SOW/PWS, Attachment 1.  This documentation must address, at a minimum, the following:

 1.
Title of the SOW/PWS to which you are responding;

 2. Company profile to include number of employees, annual revenue history, office location(s), CAGE code, DUNS number, and a statement regarding current small/large business status;

 3. Respondents to this notice must also indicate whether they qualify as a Small, Small Disadvantaged, Small Disadvantaged Veteran Owned Small Business, Women-Owned, 8(a), HUB Zone or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern;

 4. If a small business, provide an explanation of your company’s ability or your company’s ability combined with a similarly situated entity’s ability to perform at least 50% of the tasking described in this SOW/PWS.

 5. Resources available such as corporate management and currently employed personnel to be assigned to tasks under this effort to include professional qualifications, specific experience of such personnel, and the ability to have personnel located at the city specified;

 6. Management approach to staffing this effort with qualified personnel;

 7. Statement regarding capability to obtain the required industrial security clearances for personnel;

 8. Company’s ability to meet the requirements in the Facility and Safeguarding requirements; 

 9. Company’s ability to begin performance upon contract award;

10.
Details of the company’s ability to manage a task of this nature;

11. Company’s ability to manage a team of subcontractors, including a list of contracts and teaming arrangements;

 12. Prior/current corporate experience performing efforts of similar size and scope within the last three years, including contract number, organization supported, indication of whether as a prime or subcontractor, contract values, Government point of contact with current telephone number, and a brief description of how the referenced contract relates to the services described herein.

 13. What specific technical skills does your company possess which ensures capability to perform the tasks? It is requested that, in the response to the Sources Sought, the company explain its capability to accomplish the work specified under the paragraphs 3.3.1-3.3.9 of the draft SOW/PWS Technical Requirements. If the company finds itself not capable to perform all parts of the SOW/PWS, please specify which portions of the SOW/PWS it is not capable of accomplishing. If the company will be teaming or utilizing subcontracts, please include information regarding which work the subcontractor will be responsible for and how the prime will determine the subcontractor is capable of accomplishing the work.

 

The capability statement package shall be sent by email to kalynn.serman@navy.mil and carolyn.emmart@navy.mil.  Submissions must be received at the office cited no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on 29 March 2019.  Questions or comments regarding this notice may be addressed to Kalynn Serman and Carolyn Emmart via email at kalynn.serman@navy.mil  and carolyn.emmart@navy.mil.

All responses must include the following information:  Company Name; Company Address; Company Business Size; and Point-of-Contact (POC) name, phone number, and e-mail address.

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