Army posts Gray Eagle Performance Based Logistics RFI
On March 21, the U.S. Army posted a request for information for Gray Eagle Performance Based Logistics (PBL) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 (Solicitation Number: PANRSA-16-P-0000_030819). White papers are due no later than 5:00pm CST on April 14.
This RFI is intended to seek industry input for the potential procurement of a follow-on requirement for FY18 Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) PBL support. The Contractor will provide for logistics support, fleet sustainment operations, engineering change proposal (ECP) management for the aircraft, Universal Ground Control System (UGCS), and ground control equipment to include all hardware and software upgrades, delta new equipment training (NET) and technical manual updates to support both the operators and maintainers, expertise in the utilization of the Catalog Ordering Logistics Tracking System (COLTS), capability to provide and manage an Army warehouse for materials at the contractor location, depot support for the aircraft, UGCS, and ground control equipment, and Unit Level Readiness of Gray Eagle UAS both within the Contiguous United States (CONUS) and Outside Contiguous United States.
The Government possesses an incomplete technical data package (TDP). Potential responders must be able to provide the logistics capability to support both the baseline system configuration and the universal system configuration simultaneously. The requirements will remain consolidated due to system inclusion in the military intelligence program. Potential responders must be able to maintain interoperability with the UAS Ground Control Stations, One System Remote Video Terminals (OSRVTs), Rovers, and Army Aviation Platforms. Any respondent must possess access to restricted air space for periodic flight test. The Government will not provide access to air space or a flight test facility. The Government requires many items to be flight tested after maintenance and repair (simulation is not acceptable).
Security Requirements: Responders must have a COMSEC account and must demonstrate the ability to maintain Defense Information Security Program Standards. Security requirements for this effort will be Secret facility and individual for selected personnel, Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information, and Communications Security. Potential solutions sought shall have full National Security Agency (NSA) approved Type-1 and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) level encryption capability.
Full information is available here.