Air Force releases draft RFP for ESAS 2 acquisition
On December 9, the U.S. Air Force released a draft request for proposal (RFP) for the Expert Scientific and Analytical Support (ESAS) 2 contract (Solicitation Number: FA7022-17-R-0002_ESASII).
The Acquisition Management and Integration Center (AMIC) DET 2 OL/PKA (Patrick AFB FL) has been tasked to solicit for, and award a contract for ESAS 2 acquisition. The anticipated contract will provide expert technical services to the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) in conducting a variety of projects with mixed Operations and Maintenance (O&M) along with Research and Development (R&D), and limited procurement funding.
These supported projects are designed to advance DoD technical capabilities in nuclear treaty monitoring, R&D of advanced detection technologies to support the counter-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and other applied technologies. A portion of the effort will enhance national capabilities to detect, locate, identify, assess, and report in near-real-time all atmospheric and space nuclear detonations (NUDETs) in coordination with other sensor capabilities across the electromagnetic/optical spectrum.
In order to effectively meet the program requirements, the contractor must have a specialized mix of professionals in defined areas of interest, including subject matter expertise in sensor systems and technologies across the electromagnetic/optical spectrum. Robust capabilities in digital signal processing, including state-of the-art scientific commercial tools such as (but not necessarily limited to) MatLab and LabView are also required. Other desired resources would include modeling and simulation capabilities in multi-phenomena energy propagation. Experience with Nuclear Detonation Detection Systems and familiarity with applicable national agencies and Department of Energy National Laboratories in relevant sensor system R&D and data analysis software development is highly desired.
Full information is available here.