Army PEO IEW&S posts RFI for multifunction electronic warfare airborne payload
On February 6, the U.S. Army released the following request for information for multi-function electronic warfare airborne payload (Solicitation Number: W56KGY17RF001). Responses are due no later than 3:00pm, 30 days after the RFI’s release.
Program Executive Officer (PEO) Intelligence Electronic Warfare & Sensors (IEW&S), Program Manager (PM) Electronic Warfare & Cyber (EW&C), Product Director (PD) Electronic Attack (EA), is conducting this RFI to identify potential sources for the development of modular, scalable, Offensive Electronic Attack/ Electronic Support payload capabilities as described below.
This is a Request for Information (RFI) for planning purposes, as part of a pre-solicitation on evaluation criteria and timelines in order to support the development of a Request for Proposal to procure an Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) system to be mounted via wing pylon pod on a Class IV Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Requirements have been identified in an MFEW Air Systems of Systems (SoS) Capabilities Description Document (CDD) currently in Army staffing with an anticipated Milestone B in 3QFY18. The Government is interested in hosting one-on-one sessions in the near future following the close of this Pre-Solicitation, if offerors are interested. Draft Statement of Work, Classified and Unclassified Performance Base Specification, and Chamber Demonstration Plan are available upon request.
Based on previous market surveys, the Government planning assumptions are:
• The Gray Eagle (GE) UAS will be the host platform for MFEW Air Large (AL) with no significant modifications required to the aircraft.
• All command, control, and mission planning of MFEW assets will be provided by the Electronic Warfare Planning & Management Tool (EWPMT).
• The MFEW critical technology elements are sufficiently mature that the program can utilize a modified COTS/GOTS approach.
• MFEW HW/SW will be based on open standards to allow for future upgrades and maximum re-use across all MFEW air variants
• Hardware deliveries can begin 18 Months after contract award to begin qualification testing and Gray Eagle integration
• Single Award – Best Value; Five (5) Cost Plus Fix Fee or Cost Plus Incentive Fee, Multi- year contract; covering Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) and Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP)
• The Government is considering conduction a two-phased procurement using a competitive down-selection technique between phases.
• Phase 1 – Offers would be required to demonstrate its design maturity and ability to meet the Government’s requirements. Failure to fully and completely demonstrate the appropriate level of design maturity may render the proposal unacceptable with no further consideration for contract award.
• Phase 2 – Submission of a Written Proposal, the Source Selection Evaluation Factors: Factor I – Technical; Factor II – Performance Risk; Factor III – Price/Cost ;Factor IV – Small Business Participation Plan.
The proposed one-on-one sessions will provide the opportunity for industry to ask questions and provide feedback on all aspects of the MFEW program. More information regarding one-on-ones (for offerors who seek a one-on-one) will be forthcoming and posted in FEDBIZOPPS. Please see the Response Format section to see how to submit interest on one-on-one sessions.
Full information is available here.