W58RGZ-21-R-0134 – Sources Sought – APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTER (AAH) MANNED/UNMANNED TEAMING (MUMT-X) CAPABILITY SYSTEM TECHNICAL AND ENGINEERING SUPPORT

Mar 20, 2021 | Sources Sought

The United States Government (USG), Army Contracting Command – Redstone Arsenal (ACC-RSA) is seeking sources for follow on production of the Manned/UnManned Teaming – eXpanded (MUMT- X) system, related subcomponents, and ancillary services.  The related subcomponents are the Data Link System Processor (DS Proc), KuC Radio Frequency Electronics (KuC RFE), Air-Air-Ground-eXpanded (AAG-X) KuC antenna, the upper receiver (UR) antenna, the upper receiver-eXpanded (UR-X) antenna and remotely operated video enabled receiver (ROVER 6)/Coyote Modems. 

These parts shall be installed on Apache Aircraft. This hardware must interface with existing unmodified equipment as well as provide commands for control of existing sub-systems.  Interfaces with other equipment is critical to maintain proper operation of the Apache.  Extremely small tolerances in mass, balance, electromagnetic interference, and many manufacturing techniques must be carefully controlled within the system to ensure performance. The first shipments, including any required qualification, first article testing and production readiness review, must support deliveries no more than twenty-four months after contract award at the sustained rate of up to fifteen per month. 

Contractor must possess the technical data requirements and tooling to repair and support MUMT-X on the MUMT-X production line and conduct reset on redeployed MUMT-X to include Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and Modification Work Orders (MWOs).  Contractor must also possess the capability to provide technical engineering data requirements, logistic services, and program support. 

This sources sought is issued solely for information and planning purposes.  Responders shall provide their performance history and back it with evidentiary data.  Interested vendors are encouraged to provide substantiated evidence of their capabilities and successes for the same or similar efforts cited above. 

Qualified contractors shall be able to provide design information, technology availability, product maturity, identification of risk, product descriptions, support requirements, reliability data including Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) data addressing all or any part of the requirements or discussion points detailed above.  Additionally, sources shall have a strong background, history and/or past performance in streamlining and facilitating rapid acquisition, addressing obsolescence, enhancing USG-contractor interactions, and containing cost with comprehensive cost controls.  The vendor shall be capable of furnishing all required labor, material, facilities and equipment to accomplish production, test, packing, preservation, packaging, and return to the USG in a completely serviceable/like new condition. 

The vendor will be responsible for recurring and nonrecurring engineering services associated with becoming a qualified source, and for supply chain management, logistics, forecasting of parts, long-lead parts procurement, reparable forecasting, obsolescence issues, and delivery of serviceable/like new assets.  Responders shall provide their product's Technology Readiness Level number and back it with evidentiary data.  Interested vendors are encouraged to provide substantiated evidence of their capabilities and successes in the areas cited above. 

The submission of this information is solely for informational, market research, and planning purposes and is not a request for competitive proposals, quotations or an invitation to reimburse contractors for either effort or associated costs to respond or for any information provided.  This notice does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future.  This notice does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever.  No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this notice or any follow up information requests.  All costs associated with responding to this notice will be solely at the responding party's expense.  Not responding to this notice does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued.  Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the U.S. Government to form a binding contact. It is the responsibility of the interested parties to monitor the Contract Opportunities site (https://beta.sam.gov) for additional information pertaining to this notice.

Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, and no feedback or evaluations will be provided to companies regarding their submissions.  Interested parties who consider themselves qualified to perform the above listed service are invited to submit a response within fifteen (15) days after release of this sources sought request.

Follow-up discussions may be conducted with respondents.  It is desirable that data be received with unlimited rights to the Government.  Nevertheless, we recognize that proprietary data may be included with the information provided. If so, clearly mark such proprietary information and clearly separate it from the unrestricted information as an addendum.

All submissions should include the following information: (1) Organizational name, address, email address, website address, telephone number, and size and type of ownership for the organization; (2) Tailored capability statement addressing the particulars of this effort; (3) Company point of contact. 

Questions concerning this announcement may be submitted via email to Kimberly Seright, Contracting Officer via e-mail at kimberly.l.seright.civ@mail.mil, or Jannie Jones, Contract Specialist via email at  jannie.p.jones.civ@mail.mil. NO TELEPHONE INQUIRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED OR ACKNOWLEDGED, AND NO FEEDBACK OR EVALUATIONS WILL BE PROVIDED TO COMPANIES REGARDING THEIR SUBMISSIONS.

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