Naval Air Systems Command posts UAS ISR services draft RFP
On October 5, the Naval Air Systems Command posted a synopsis and draft RFP for close range unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services (Solicitation Number: N00019-16-R-0063). The anticipated final RFP release is 10 November 2016. Proposals will be due 45 days after release of the final RFP.
Per FAR 5.201, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) (AIR-126.96.36.199) hereby notifies industry that PMA-263, Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Air Systems Program Office, intends to conduct a full and open competition in accordance with the requirements stated in FAR Part 15, for the best value procurement of Unmanned Air System (UAS) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) services.
NAVAIR anticipates awarding multiple indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts with the period of performance estimated at five (5) 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 Other Government Agencies (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.
Offerors are invited to review the draft RFP, including providing questions and comments to the draft RFP. To the maximum extent practical, offerors are requested to email questions and comments in advance to the Contracting Officer by noon on Friday, 14 October 2016 so that issues can be addressed during the Pre-Solicitation Conference. No oral questions will be taken prior to the Pre-Solicitation Conference. All questions, both written in advance and written and oral during the Pre-Solicitation Conference will be consolidated into a master questions and answers list will be published with the draft RFP by 26 October 2016.
The anticipated final RFP release is 10 November 2016. Proposals will be due 45 days after release of the final RFP. Contract Award is anticipated in April 2017 based on initial offers. The solicitation schedule is subject to change and the dates provided are for awareness only. The Pre-Solicitation Conference will be held at Avian LLC, 22111 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, Maryland on 21 October 2016 from 7:30am to 3:00pm.
Full information is available here.