On August 17, the U.S. Army posted a draft RFP for Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems (GTACS) II and Services (Solicitation Number: W15P7T17R0005). Responses are due by 3:00 p.m. ET on August 31.
The Government is providing to Offerors a very rough DRAFT copy of the Global Tactical Advanced Communication System (GTACS) II solicitation and associated attachments. Responses to this DRAFT solicitation are voluntary and will not affect any Offeror’s ability to submit a proposal IF, or when, the FINAL solicitation is released. The requested information is for planning purposes only and does NOT constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that a procurement action will be issued. No entitlement to payment by the Government of direct or indirect costs or charges will arise as a result of the submission of information in response to this DRAFT solicitation. Proprietary information shall NOT be submitted.
Due to the rapidly changing nature of communications technology the C3T systems hardware includes, but is not limited to: products, systems, and subsystems (examples such as: Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR), Secure Internet Protocol Router (SIPR), Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), CENTCOM Regional Intelligence Exchange System (CENTRIX), Commercial and Net Equipment, Tactical Communications Platforms, Mobile Broadband Global Area Network Access Capabilities (MBAC), Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Terminals (Large, Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), Hand Held), Highly Mobile Communications, Very High Frequency (VHF), Ultra High Frequency (UHF), Ku-band, Ka-band, C-band, X-band, L-band, Land and Mobile Radio (LMR) and Mobile satellite services ( e.g., Satellite Phones, Secure Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), Cell Service Development). Hardware and engineering services.
Services may include: systems engineering; hardware and software engineering; development; maintenance; software development, sustainment and support; program management and analysis;; logistics; supply chain management; technical field assistance; product and subsystem integration, test and evaluation; modeling and simulation; information operations/assurance support; fielding and training; facilities management; administrative support, Help Desks, In-house Engineering Support and On-site Engineering Support.
Full information is available here.