MARSOC seeks multi-dimensional aircraft support for ISR, SIGINT
On April 7, the U.S. Special Operations Command posted a sources sought notice for multi-dimensional aircraft support. Response submissions to this sources sought synopsis must be received no later than 12:00pm EST on April 20.
The U. S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is conducting market research to determine availability of sources (Organizations, Companies, Businesses, Vendors, etc.) capable of satisfying all of the fixed-wing multi-dimensional aircraft training support requirements listed below in section 1 of this Sources Sought. This special notice is for planning and informational purposes only and SHALL NOT be considered as an Invitation for Bid, Request for Quotation, or Request for Proposal. Any formal solicitation that may subsequently be issued will be announced separately through Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps). Information on the specific topics of interest is provided in the following sections of this announcement. There is no obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services described in this Sources Sought.
The Government (MARSOC) is seeking responses to this Sources Sought Synopsis from all interested businesses capable of satisfying the entire requirement. Large and small businesses, in all socioeconomic categories (including, 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned, Women-Owned Small Business, etc.) are highly encouraged to identify capabilities in meeting the requirements at fair market prices.
MARSOC requires Contractor support to provide a multi-dimensional aircraft (A/C) capable of realistic military training that can simultaneously provide: Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Simulated Close Air Support (SimCAS), and Parachute Operations (e.g., tactical insert in Military Free-Fall (MFF), and Tandem Offset Resupply Delivery System (TORDS) of equipment and personnel). The Contractor provided aviation platform shall be able to provide ISR, replicate the actions of SIGINT and SimCAS (no ordnance, live or inert, will be dropped from contractor A/C), be able to support SIGINT riders and up to 500 pounds of Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) (i.e., incorporate GFE; PRC117G and SIGINT computers/antennas/equipment as required), while simultaneously be able to insert/egress up to eight personnel (‘jumpers’) and equipment, and operate day or night, up to a mean sea level of 25,000 feet.
Full information is available here.