GSA posts ASTRO RFI
On April 26, the General Services Administration posted a request for information for the ASTRO program. Responses are due by May 31, 2019.
The FEDSIM organization within the Assisted Acquisition Service Organization of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service has been commissioned by client organizations to establish a multiple award IDIQ contract program to support existing and future requirements. The program is code-named ASTRO.
The ASTRO program is embarking on gathering formal market research in support of this IDIQ contract for operations, maintenance, readiness, development, research and development, hardware, and systems integration of manned, unmanned, and optionally manned systems, robotics, and platforms, as well as the services that support those systems, robotics, and platforms within the realm of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR). This includes, but is not limited to, services for data collection, data analysis, data visualization, and automation. These ISR systems, robotics, and platforms may be based on land, air, sea, and/or space.
The scope of ASTRO would also cover the maintenance and repair of all manned, unmanned, and optionally manned systems, robotics, and platforms, as well as the equipment that supports those systems, robotics, and platforms. These systems, robotics, and platforms may be based on land, air, sea, and/or space.
This is a FEDSIM-only use contract solution. This is not a Government-wide contract. The immediate application of this contract solution will address requirements of the Department of Defense and especially the requirements of the Combatant Commands of the US Department of Defense. The contract solution, however, may be used to satisfy the needs of any FEDSIM client with in-scope requirements. These requirements represent a significant amount of spend that is anticipated to increase over the coming years. The contracts are planned to support a 10 year ordering period.
In support of this effort, the ASTRO Program Office is requesting information from Industry in order to identify potential suppliers and begin the collaboration process with Industry as we progress along the acquisition timeline.
Full information is available here.