NAVAIR considering small-business set-aside for P-8A Poseidon secure computing system
On December 18, the Naval Air Systems Command posted the following sources sought notice. Responses are due no later than 5:00pm EST on January 4, 2016.
The responses to this Sources Sought Notice will be utilized to determine if any Small Business Set-aside opportunities exist. All Small Business Set-aside categories will be considered. In addition, this market research tool is being used to identify potential and eligible firms, of all sizes, prior to determining the method of acquisition and issuance of a solicitation.
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, MD is seeking eligible sources who are capable of developing a Combat System Secure Computing System for integration into P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
The P-8A Poseidon is an Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance platform that will replace the P-3 Orion. The P-8A program is an incremental acquisition program. The requirements described within this Notice are in support of Increment 3.
The Government requires the development, build/assembly, and delivery of the P-8A Increment 3 Combat System Secure Computing hardware. The Combat System will provide the hardware capability and capacity to execute the software of the P-8A Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Acoustics Processing, Track Management Systems (TMS), and processing of tactical information at all the Mission Crew Workstations. The Combat System Secure Computing hardware shall provide General purpose and Graphical processing, memory, and physical interfaces (Ethernet, DVI-I, VGA, Serial, IRIG-B, MIL-STD-1553, USB, SAS, and InfiniBand) to run in a secure computing environment. Classified details will be made available to appropriately cleared interested parties upon request.
The Combat System hardware will require a combination of Server grade hardware to support the Combat System SOA, Acoustics Processing, and TMS systems; and Workstation grade processing hardware to support six (6) Mission Crew Workstations. The technical approach shall stay within the available Size, Weight, and Power – Cooling (SWAP-C) margins and be capable of operating in the environmental conditions of the fielded P-8A platform. The Government desires 19″ rack mountable hardware that does not exceed 21″ in depth and does not exceed 100 lbs. in total weight. Full documentation of the development and build/assembly is required in releasable formats that can support future full and open competitions to procure and install the individual components where applicable. The government will perform as the Lead Capability Integrator (LCI) for the integration of the Combat System. This effort will also include supporting Government development, system certification and accreditation, and operational test as appropriate.
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