Navy issues sources sought notice for advanced sensors and sensor system production
On March 4, the Naval Surface Warfare Division issued a sources sought notice for production of advanced sensors and sensor systems (Solicitation Number: N0016415RJT84). The agency expects to issue an RFP on August 10, 2015, with an anticipated closing date of September 23, 2015. Potential sources should respond to the agency’s point of contact no later than April 8, 2015.
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane has a requirement to award multiple, competitive, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity, (IDIQ) Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) and Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) contracts for the manufacture, assembly and test of advanced sensors and sensor systems in support of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Force Protection missions. The Contractor shall furnish all material, labor, supporting documentation, and technical support services for the production of the items, components, sub-systems, or systems as required by individual orders.
The Government anticipates a one (1) year base with four (4) options for up to an additional four (4) years (if exercised) ordering period. The Contracting Officer will provide each awardee a fair opportunity to be considered for each order exceeding $3,000 issued under the multiple IDIQ contracts. The Contracting Officer will delineate with broad discretion the appropriate order placement procedures within the anticipated solicitation. If the order does not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold, the contracting officer need not contact each of the multiple awardees under the contract before selecting an order awardee if the contracting officer has information available to ensure that each awardee is provided a fair opportunity to be considered for each order. Individual orders will clearly describe the Government requirements for all supplies and incidental services to be delivered so the full cost or price for the performance of the work can be established when the order is placed. Orders shall be within the scope, issued within the ordering period, and be within the maximum total dollar value of all orders of $500 Million over a five-year period.
The proposed acquisition is a 100 percent small business program set-aside. The Government is posting the draft Statement of Work, draft CNIN-L-0002 Proposal Requirements, and draft CNIN-M-0002 Best Value Evaluation for review and to receive responses from potential sources to further evaluate potential sources capabilities and ensure that adequate competition is achieved as a result of the subsequent solicitation.
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