Air Force posts space, C3I RFI
On May 28, the U.S. Air Force issued a request for information for space and C3I assets. Responses are due by 4:30 p.m. Mountain on June 27.
The 415 Supply Chain Management Squadron (415 SCMS) is responsible for supply chain management of Space and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) subsystems and components. The 415 SCMS is developing a strategic sourcing initiative to improve the efficiency and timelines by which we provide serviceable components to our customers. The 415 SCMS team is seeking vendors interested in competing for the repair of various Space and C3I assets on Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts.
The 415 SCMS provides sustainment support for 26 weapon systems, 15 ground based Space systems and 11 C3I systems. This encompasses over 10,000 National Stock Numbers (NSNs) with a total inventory of approximately 95,000 assets. The 15 Space systems are comprised of ground based and mobile systems that range from high altitude/space tracking radars, infrared launch tracking, and satellite communications to low altitude tracking/identification manned and unmanned radar systems. The 11 C3I systems are comprised of mobile tracking/identification tracking radar systems and mobile threat emitting radar systems utilized for Air Force fighter pilot training. The technology for these systems spans over a 70 year period of time (1940s – 2014) utilizing analog, digital, solid state, microcircuit, traveling wave tubes, etc. concepts. The technical data to support each of the systems is limited based on data provided at the time of system development and acquisition.
The majority of the components managed by the 415 SCMS are considered low demand (less than 6 demands per year) and low density (minimal spares).
The purpose of this market research is to identify contractors interested in the repair of 415 SCMS managed NSNs under an IDIQ contract. Prior to submitting any Request For Proposals, the 415 SCMS would like to have as many qualified sources of repair as possible. To do that, the 415 SCMS is requesting vendors respond to the RFI questions below and identify FSCs that may have NSNs for which you would like to become a qualified source. Following an evaluation of the responses from this RFI, the 415 SCMS will provide interested vendors a list of potential NSNs (based upon the FSCs they were interested in) and the process to achieve source qualification.
Full information is available here.