Army posts G-BOSS(E) program RFI
On February 10, the U.S. Army posted an updated request for information for US Army Ground-Based Operational Surveillance System (Expeditionary) (G-BOSS(E)) Persistent Electro-Optic Infrared Sensor w/ SWIR (W909MY-16-R-C017). All interested companies or organizations are encouraged to respond to the RFI by providing information by 2PM EST on 17 February 2017.
The Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground – Belvoir (ACC-APG-Belvoir) is conducting market research on behalf of PEO Integrated Electronic Weapon Systems (PEO IEWS) / Program Manager Electro-Optic Infrared Payloads- Force Protection (PdM EOIR Payloads- Force Protection) in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10. PdM EOIR is looking for potential supplier’s comments on the procurement specification for the Non-Developmental Item (NDI), or near NDI ground-based Electro-Optic/Infrared/Short-Wave Infrared/Laser Range Finder/Laser Pointer (EO/IR/SWIR/LRF/LP) surveillance system for detection and tracking of targets of interest such as walking humans, small vehicles, and large vehicles.
The Ground-Based Operational Surveillance System (Expeditionary) (G-BOSS(E)) is a program of record begun in Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) as part of the development and acquisition portfolio of the PdM EOIR Payloads – Force Protection, which is a subordinate office of the Project Manager Terrestrial Sensors within the Program Executive Office, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S).
The G-BOSS(E) is an expeditionary, ground-based, self-contained, multi-spectral sensor-oriented, persistent surveillance system used to observe, collect, detect, classify, identify, track, record, and report on contacts, objects of interest, and assessed threats twenty-four hours a day using a display of fused video and sensor data. The G-BOSS(E) is used for mid to long range persistent surveillance. This system will be of a size and weight that allows mobility, transportability, scalability, and modularity consistent with deployment and employment using common U.S. air, land and sea transport assets. The G-BOSS(E) will be capable of independent employment or as part of a network base security and defense system.
The current procurement specification for the ground-based surveillance EO/IR/SWIR/LRF/LP sensors are defined in the document entitled “Electro-Optic/Infrared/Short-Wave Infrared/Laser Range Finder/Laser Pointer (EO/IR/SWIR/LRF/LP) Sensor Subsystem Specification (SbS).” The document is Distribution D restricted. The document is authorized for use by the U.S. Government Agencies and their U.S. contractors only. The document contains technical data whose export is restricted by the Arms Export Control Act (Title 22, U.S.C., Sec 2751, et seq.) or the Export Administration Act of 1979 (Title 50, U.S.C., App. 2401 et seq.), as amended. Violations of these export laws are subject to severe criminal penalties. This document will be disseminated in accordance with provisions of DoD Directive 5230.25.
The purpose of this market research is to get potential sources’ feedback, comments and suggestions on how the procurement specification for the ground-based surveillance EO/IR/SWIR/LRF/LP sensor may be improved upon, made clearer or changed for the better.
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