Defense Microelectronics Activity releases RFP for Advanced Technology Support Program IV (ATSP4)
On February 17, the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) released RFPs for the Advanced Technology Support Program IV (ATSP4). One RFP is 100% set aside for small business (HQ0727-15-R-0002), and the other is full and open competition (HQ0727-15-R-0001). Prospective vendors should note that proposals are due April 17, 2015 no later than 4:30pm Pacific.
The Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) is planning to acquire engineering services for the Advanced Technology Support Program IV (ATSP4), which will be the next in a highly successful series of engineering services contracts. ATSP4 is a uniform technical and management approach that leverages advanced technologies to meet the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) for a quick reaction capability across the entire spectrum of technology development, acquisition, and long-term support. This capability includes the development of appropriate solutions to keep a system operational, elevate sophistication level, or meet new threats.
These efforts may include developing components to meet the DoD’s requirements for ultra-low volumes, extending component availability, or ensuring a trusted, assured, and secure supply of microelectronics; also included will be the intelligent and rapid application of advanced technologies to add needed performance enhancements to DoD weapon systems in response to traditional and irregular (asymmetric) threats and to the problems related to aging weapon systems. Increasing warfighter capabilities and providing solutions to electronics support problems—such as, reliability, maintainability and obsolescence—are accomplished through the development and insertion of applications of advanced microelectronics technologies.
The scope of ATSP4 covers both hardware and software and includes studies, analysis, design, software, simulation, prototyping, integration, testing, producibility, and limited production. The scope of ATSP4 also includes the development of viable methods and procedures for using available tools and resources, strategies for resolution of replacement alternatives, and technical interchange in support of task accomplishment.
There are two acquisitions: One IDIQ is a Full and Open Competition, and a second 100% Small Business Set-aside IDIQ. The Full and Open Competition has a programmatic ordering ceiling of $7.2 billion. The Small Business Set-aside Competition has a programmatic ordering ceiling of $800 million. Source Selection methodologies will be utilized which anticipate multiple awards for these indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity type contracts. DMEA anticipates making 6 – 10 awards for each of the two acquisitions, the Small Business Set-aside and the Full and Open Competition.
The ATSP4 solicitations are available for download at the following URL: