Coast Guard posts spectrum engineering sources sought

On April 10, the U.S. Coast Guard posted a sources sought notice for spectrum engineering services.  Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on April 16.

The purpose of these requirements is to obtain Contractor support to assist the U.S. Coast Guard by providing technical electrical engineering support for spectrum management functions including performing engineering studies, analyzing telecommunication methods, assisting the U.S. Coast Guard by providing technical, telecommunications, administrative and electrical engineering support for the U. S. Coast Guard in the National Telecommunications and Information Administrations (NTIA) and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) regulatory processes, International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Association Marine aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) and other forums as required.

Contract support is required to protect the interest of the Coast Guard due to national spectrum re-allocation initiatives to satisfy commercial broadband requirements. Additionally, the evolving uses of Command, Control, Communications, and Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) maritime equipment (i.e. Automatic Identification System (AIS), Shipboard Radars, and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)) require contract support to protect operational use of spectrum in national strategic plans and international forums such as the ITU, IMO, IALA, and the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission or Comisión Interamericana de Telecomunicaciones is an entity of the Organization of American States (CITEL).

Full information is available here.

Source: FedBizOpps