On September 1, the U.S. Army posted a request for quotation for U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center’s (AMRDEC’s) Software Engineering Directorate (SED) CITES BPA (Solicitation Number: W31P4Q-17-R-0143). The closing date is 4:00 p.m. Central on September 18.
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
The solicitation number for this streamlined acquisition is W31P4Q-17-R-0143 and is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2001-22. This is a full and open acquisition
The Army Contracting Command, – Redstone on behalf of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center’s (AMRDEC’s) Software Engineering Directorate (SED) intends to establish a constellation of Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) for the future competitive acquisition of commercial equipment, hardware and software above on a SBSA basis within a 60 mile radius of Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
The SED is a center of technical excellence to Service-specific and Joint Service technologies and programs throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) and Other Government Agencies (OGAs). The SED provides a Government test bed for emerging concepts experimentation; architecture development and refinement; rapid prototyping; technology insertion and transition; multi-service weapon system interoperability, systems engineering and integration; modeling/simulation; training; test and evaluation; and Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) optimization in support of Combat Developers, Materiel Developers, Warfighters and other customers including requirements supporting Foreign Military Sales (FMS).
The proposed CITES BPA constellation will support the Software Engineering Directorate and its customers, Army and Other Services’ Program Managers, Program Executive Offices, and Other Government Agencies (OGAs) across the lifecycle of supported weapon systems and technology development and integration efforts. The proposed CITES BPA constellation is used to support Government-direct acquisition of equipment required to accomplish the SED mission. The CITES BPA constellation is just one acquisition strategy available to the Government for acquiring material needed to accomplish its mission. The Government may also elect to acquire material through services contracts that is the culmination of material adaptation and modification that provides the Government with a turn-key technical solution.
Full information is available here.