Army posts DCGS-A CD2 update
On March 12, the U.S. Army posted an RFI update on its DCGS-A Capability Drop 2 solicitation.
The Government would like to thank everyone who has participated in the DCGS-A Capability Drop 2 (CD2) market research to date. The feedback we received has been very informative and will have an impact on the CD2 program moving forward.
As previously stated within this RFI, “Responses to this RFI may be used by the Government to determine invitees for a market research product demonstration based on criteria such as: number and quality of the responses, magnitude of CD-2 requirements a solution can currently meet, additional capabilities of interest to the Government, overall technical risk, and availability of resources.”
Due to the number of responses, the Government does not have the capacity and resources necessary to accommodate a Market Research Product Demonstration from every company. While not every company could be selected for a Product Demonstration, the Test Harness and Demonstration Plans will nevertheless be made available to anyone who requests it. Please contact Shaun Cronen (email@example.com) and Chris Laird (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your Company’s CAGE Code to obtain access.
The Government reiterates that the purpose of the Market Research Product Demonstrations are to understand the marketplace for the Government’s CD2 requirements. The Product Demonstrations are not for companies to present additional capabilities, nor will the Government provide any feedback about the products being demonstrated. In addition, the Government will not respond to whitepapers, conduct debriefs, select awardees, or enter into any contracts based upon the Market Research. If a CD2 solicitation issues in the future, then vendors will be invited to submit proposals and to compete for a contract award subject to the terms and conditions of the solicitation.
Moving forward, the Government is planning a future Industry Day tentatively scheduled for 3QFY18 which may include One-on-One sessions with the Government. Please continue to monitor FedBizOpps for a separate notice once the Industry Day is finalized.
Full information is available here.