MDA posts advanced concept performance assessment RFI
On May 1, the Missile Defense Agency posted a request for information related to Analysis and Simulation Development for Advanced Concept Performance Assessment (DVS) (Solicitation Number: MDA-18-DV-RFI01). Responses are due by 3:00 p.m. Central on June 1.
The purpose of this RFI announcement is to conduct market research and identify potential small business sources with the technical capability and necessary resources to provide innovative model based simulation development and advanced concept performance assessments using the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes: 541715 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology) and 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services/Computer Program or Software Development, Custom. The results of this market research will be used to develop acquisition plans for fiscal years (FY) 2019 – 2023.
The MDA Advanced Technology Advanced Concepts and Performance Assessment Directorate (DVS) is soliciting vendor capabilities to work cooperatively with Government engineers from programs across the agency. DVS requires a diverse team of analysts and systems, algorithm, software and simulation engineers to provide model-based engineering and analysis approaches for the design, development, production, documentation, delivery, support and sustainment of Advanced Technology concept models, simulations, visualizations and tools. This team will use these innovative approaches, simulations, algorithms and software tools to assess and analyze performance of technology components and concepts that may provide benefit to future Missile Defense System (MDS) architectures. The Government simulation and assessment laboratory is the foundation for the Advanced Technology “smart buyer” approach to technology concept assessment working closely with industry and Government engineering teams. Performers are required to maintain a “Top Secret” (TS) clearance with up to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), as required.
DVS operates a Government Modeling, Simulation, Software and Analysis (MSSA) laboratory with locations on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, and Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which are the primary development sites for all products. The Government provides full time information technology (IT) support for the lab and it contains analysis and simulation workstations and a high performance-computing cluster. The cluster and workstations use RedHat Enterprise 6.4 and Windows 10 Enterprise operating systems. The lab is not required to be staffed 24-hours a day, but is certified for continuous operation and unattended processing. This RFI encourages maximum use of off-the-shelf existing models minimizing non-recurring engineering (NRE) development costs. MDA prefers maximum use of non-developmental items (NDI), commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), and Government off-the-shelf (GOTS) software available from either contractor or United States Government (USG) sources.
Full information is available here.