Air Force seeks small business help with Radarsat-2 certification

Air Force seal 112On November 20, the U.S. Air Force released the following sources sought notice. Responses are due via email no later than 2:00 pm on December 21.

The Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Battle Management Directorate, Operations C2 Division, Intelligence Systems Branch, Eagle Vision Program is issuing a Sources Sought Synopsis for certification of the station operation and product quality for Radarsat-2 reception at Eagle Vision 3 and Eagle Vision 5. The certification effort will include training of the Government personnel in the use of the Radarsat-2 satellite, ordering tool, and reporting procedures.  The evaluation will result in the certification of the Eagle Vision 3 and Eagle Vision 6 systems for use of the Radarsat-2 satellite.

Eagle Vision is a system that collects and processes data transmitted from commercial satellites including SPOT 6 & 7, Radarsat-2, RapidEye, and TerraSAR-X.  Eagle Vision includes an antenna, shelter, and processing equipment that collects and processes imagery into standard commercial formats. Interested parties are invited to provide technical information, cost of capability and describe customer base and experience providing Radarsat-2 certification. Completion of all training and certification work is required no later than 3 months after award of contract. The earliest anticipated award date is December 2015.

This is a market research survey to determine the availability and adequacy of potential sources prior to determining an acquisition strategy and contract strategy.  This is a Sources Sought Synopsis.  There is no solicitation available at this time.  Requests for a solicitation will not receive a response.   No funds are presently available at this time. Any response submitted by respondents to this synopsis constitutes consent for that submission to be reviewed by Government personnel, Federally Funded Research and Development Center employees and Advisory & Assistance Services contractor employees supporting the Intelligence Systems Branch, AFLCMC/HBBI, unless the respondent clearly objects in writing to the release of this information to Federally Funded Research and Development Contractor employees and Advisory & Assistance Services Contractor employees supporting the Eagle Vision Program in a cover letter accompanying your capabilities package.  The North American Industrial Classification System Code is:  517410 – Satellite Telecommunications for the overall program, with a size standard of $15M.  We are seeking and are open to all types of small business participation.

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Source: FedBizOpps