Army posts RFI for next generation transponder tech
On August 16, the U.S. Army posted a request for information for next-generation transponder technology. Responses are due by 3:00 p.m. Central on August 30.
NGT technology consists of cellular, satellite, and cellular / satellite (hybrid) transponders which will be utilized within DoD to track assets world-wide. This RFI will address the availability of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) products and technical engineering services to support this initiative.
The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Rock Island (ACC-RI) is seeking potential sources and information related to a possible acquisition for Next Generation Transponder (NGT) and Technical Engineering Services (TES) across the suite of cellular and satellite transponders with world-wide coverage that support logistics and asset In-Transit Visibility (ITV). This is a RFI pursuant to FAR Part 10 to determine if an adequate number of qualified interested contractors are capable of supplying products and related support services.
This does not constitute a Request for Quote (RFQ), Request for Proposal (RFP), an Invitation for Bid (IFB) or as an obligation or commitment on the part of the Government to acquire any product or service. This notice is for market research purposes only and is not indicative of a full requirement. There is no basis for claims against the Government as a result of information submitted in response to this Sources Sought announcement. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this sources sought. ACC-RI will not pay for information received in response to this sources sought. Responses to the RFI will not be returned.
This RFI is to gather Industry comments and advice on products and services to support DoD’s interests in NGT for asset tracking through the use of cellular, satellite, and hybrid transponders. Industry responses will be used by the Government to refine the scope of the potential future requirements for described products and services. Companies are encouraged not to include marketing informational materials that do not relate to the products / services described in this RFI, however, responses may include URL links to technical documentation materials (i.e., technical data sheets).
Full information is available here.