NAVAIR releases RFP for close range UAS ISR services
On November 9, the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued a request for proposal for Close Range Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Services (Solicitation Number: N00019-16-R-0063). The proposal deadline is 2:00pm EST on December 22.
On 5 October 2016 the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) issued a pre-solicitation notice for a full and open competitive solicitation N00019-16-R-0063 for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) services in support of Department of Defense (DoD) and Other Government Agencies (OGA) domestic and Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO).
This announcement constitutes the Request for Proposal (RFP). PMA-263, Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Air Systems Program Office, intends to issue a Multiple Award Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) Delivery/Task Order Contract, via a full and open competition in accordance with the requirements stated in FAR Part 15, for the best value procurement of UAS ISR services. NAVAIR anticipates awarding the IDIQ contracts with the period of performance estimated at five years.
Tasks performed under this service contract will require contract operators to have a secret clearance and provide 24/7 ISR services, which require the contractor to conduct all planning, coordination, certification, installation, pre-deployment, deployment, logistics, maintenance, flying, and post-deployment efforts necessary to successfully conduct worldwide ship-based and/or land-based missions. These missions will be executed in combat zones supporting combat operations OCONUS, as well as non-combat operations CONUS. Offerors are expected to provide imagery services using non-developmental contractor-owned and contractor-operated unmanned aircraft systems.
It is anticipated that the offeror would be able to support multiple simultaneous task orders within one procurement year with contractor personnel supporting DOD and OGA requirements. Following contract award, the contractor shall be expected to deploy to land and/or ship based missions within 90 days. This is a follow-on service effort that is currently satisfied by a competitively awarded Multiple Award Contract (MAC), IDIQ.
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