On May 15, the U.S. Special Operations Command posted a request for information and industry day notice for the Joint Threat Warning Systems program (Solicitation Number: H92222-RFI-17-JTWS).
This Request for Information (RFI) is not a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, quotations or obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services, but for planning purposes only. This RFI is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and to explore industry capabilities. Your response to this RFI will be treated as information only. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of contractor submission to this announcement or the Government use of such information. The information provided may be used by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in developing its acquisition strategy, statement of work/statement of objectives, and performance specifications. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary or competition sensitive information contained in their response. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this request for information or to otherwise pay for the information submitted in response to this RFI.
The purpose of this RFI is to gather Industry’s input regarding a requirement supporting the USSOCOM. Special Operations Forces Acquisition Technology and Logistics (SOF AT&L), Program Executive Officer for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation (PEO – SRSE), Program Manager for Joint Threat Warning Systems (PM-JTWS).
Responses to this RFI will be used by USSOCOM, SOF AT&L, PEO- SRSE, and PM-JTWS to identify potential equipment for participation in the further evaluation of market information and/or ascertain potential market capacity to provide services consistent in scope and scale with those described in this notice.
The Program Manager is specifically interested in signals intelligence technologies, ideas and solutions which advance One or more of the following Key Interest Areas:
1) Unique Signals of Interest
2) Modular and scalable open architecture systems (please see additional guidance below)
3) Remote C2 and Data Viewing
The Government will evaluate market information to ascertain potential market capacity to provide services consistent in scope and scale with those described in this notice and otherwise anticipated. The Government intends to discuss in a broad forum some of the program challenges, concerns, ideas, and opportunities. Industry day is currently scheduled for two days, 13-14 July, 2017. Prior to the event, a schedule will be provided to the vendors on which day the government requests their attendance. Vendor’s technology that require demonstrations will be in one central location; if one-on-one discussions are requested/required, conference rooms will be available. Each vendor may get between 20-60 minutes, depending on total number of interested vendors.
Interested parties who consider themselves qualified to perform the above-listed services are invited to submit a response to this notice by 19 June 2017.
Full information is available here.