On February 8, the U.S. Army posted a presolicitation notice for Machine Foreign Language Translation System (MFLTS) Text-to-Text (T2T) Language Packs (LPs) (Solicitation Number: W909MY-18-R-0011).
The Army Contracting Command Command-Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Belvoir Division), in support of Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEWS) Product Manager, Machine Foreign Language Translation System (PD, MFLTS) intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for award of Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts on a Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) basis. The awarded IDIQ contracts will have an ordering period of five (5) years and will allow for Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) delivery/task orders for Machine Foreign Language Translation System (MFLTS) Text-to-Text (T2T) Language Packs (LPs) requirements. This acquisition is for the integration of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) T2T LPs with the Government owned MFLTS Software (SW) Application in support of an evaluation of the suitability and effectiveness of COTS T2T LPs with respect to providing a language translation capability to Soldiers. T2T LPs include the following languages: Russian, Dari, Pashto, Urdu, Farsi, Polish, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Ukrainian and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Additionally, support is required for the Government’s integration testing, and evaluation effort during a Test & Evaluation (T&E) and/or Enterprise License period. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which will be evaluated in accordance with RFP Number W909MY-18-R-0011. MFLTS documents in reference to this requirement have been updated and uploaded in the reading room under W909MY-17-R-A023.
This acquisition provides for full and open competition. The North American Industry Classification Systems code (NAICS) for this effort is 541930, which has a size standard of $7.5M. All offerors must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) in accordance with FAR 52.204-7 and DFAR 252.204-7004. In addition, all offerors must complete and submit the Certifications and Representations as set forth in FAR 52.212-3. This can be accomplished through the following website: https://sam.gov.
The estimated issue date for this RFP is on or about 23 February 2018. No telephonic phone inquiries will be entertained. The point of contact for this action is Rosetta Wisdom-Russell, at email@example.com and Wanda Harner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full information is available here.