Army posts draft RFP for MFLTS solicitation
On April 21, the U.S. Army posted a draft RFP for the Machine Foreign Language Translation System (MFLTS) follow-on contract (Solicitation Number: W909MY-16-R-A025).
MFLTS consists of open architecture software and language component software modules. MFLTS is a software only capability that provides an automated foreign speech and text translation capability in order to augment and complement limited human linguistic resources across all Army echelons in all environments. The MFLTS software application resides on portable, mobile and web-enabled host hardware. Initial MFLTS capability supports translation of two spoken languages (Pashto, Iraqi Arabic), one written language (Modern Standard Arabic) and two language domains (Checkpoint Operations & Base Security).
In the future MFLTS will continue improvements: with new languages, additional language domains, and technical improvements throughout the product’s Total Life Cycle. As a result of a fair opportunity competition, the Government anticipates competitively awarding a follow-on developmental five year, multiple award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to developers of language translation products and/or technology enhancements to develop MFLTS capabilities.
Section J Attachments labeled Distribution D under the RFP have been placed on an on-line reading room on an internet accessible portal known as the Corporate Management System Online (CMS II). Companies requesting access to these attachments must register for an account with CMS II. Registrants will access the CMS II website (https://www.mycmsportal.com) and follow instructions to complete registration. Registrants must specifically request access the MFLTS folder only. Access to the MFLTS folder documents will only be granted upon verification that criteria dictated by Distribution D are met by registered companies or organizations.
Full information is available here.