NGA seeks gravity data collection help

On February 19, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) posted a presolicitation notice for Gravity and GPS Data Collection in Mongolia. Responses are due by 10:00 a.m. Central on February 26.

NGA intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of gravity data over the country of Mongolia.  Specifically, terrestrial data is needed as a high-resolution data set for our Earth Gravity Model.

The Contractor shall survey a minimum of 750 new gravity stations inside Mongolia. The Contractor shall survey at a 5 km spacing along an approximately 1000 km section of the Mongolian-Chinese border.  The Minimum Bounding Rectangle (MBR) is defined by a box whose corners are Latitude 49.86 Longitude 114.968 in the northwest, Latitude 46.481 Longitude 114.968 in the southwest, Latiude 49.86 Longitude 120.098 in the northeast, and Latitude 46.481 Longitude 120.098 in the southeast. The Contractor shall survey to a distance of 25 km from the Chinese border into Mongolia. The Contractor shall simultaneously collect precise GPS locations and both orthometric and ellipsoidal heights.

The Contractor shall obtain all necessary permissions from the Mongolian government such as the General Authority of Border Protection Forces and the Ministry of Defense.   

The total anticipated period of performance is 1 base year plus 2 option years.  The solicitation will be issued under full and open competition.   The applicable NAICS code is 541360 and the Product Service Code is T002; size standard is $16.5M.   

Full information is available here.

Source: SAM