SPAWAR posts GPNTS synopsis

On September 25, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command posted a synopsis of its Global Positioning System (GPS)-based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Service (GPNTS) Software Support contract. Questions and comments are due by October 16.

This synopsis was originally posted under solicitation No. N00039-17-R-0011. The new solicitation No. is N00039-19-R-0005. All future notifications regarding the Global Positioning System (GPS)-based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Service (GPNTS) Software Support contract will be under N00039-19-R-0005. The synopsis information has been updated.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWARSYSCOM), in support of the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (PEO C4I), Communications and GPS Navigation Program Office (PMW/A 170), intends to release Request For Proposal (RFP) N00039-19-R-0005 for procurement of the Global Positioning System (GPS)-based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Service (GPNTS) software support contract based on Government provided Technical Requirements Document, Statement of Work (SOW) and Technical Data Packages (TDPs) in Q1FY19. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code assigned to this acquisition is 541511 (size standard $27.5M). The incumbent contractor for GPNTS development is Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) under contract N00039-11-C-0089.

The GPNTS software support requirement will be an unrestricted full and open competition. This announcement is issued solely for informational and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation or obligation to issue a future solicitation. This announcement does not commit the Government to contract for any supplies or services.

GPNTS receives, processes, and distributes three (3) dimensional position, velocity, acceleration, attitude, time and frequency in the formats required by shipboard user systems. GPNTS is a single Program of Record (POR) for U.S. Navy ships as well as potential U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Military Sealift Command (MSC), and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) platforms. GPNTS is designed to accommodate back-fit of current legacy PNT systems and forward-fit of new platforms. The GPNTS system was developed using a commercial, open-systems architecture approach, to meet user requirements in a net-centric Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) environment. The GPNTS system incorporates embedded Non-Developmental Item (NDI) military-grade Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS receivers, and includes anti-jam GPS antenna systems.

In addition, the U.S. Air Force GPS Directorate is currently developing Military Code (M-Code) capable Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE). MGUE is currently available and GPNTS integration and test started in Fiscal Year (FY) 16 and will go through FY20. The GPNTS Program plans to transition from the SAASM configuration to M-Code. The GPNTS software support contract may provide engineering support to integrate the GPS M-Code signal receiver into the GPNTS.

Full information is available here.

Source: FedBizOpps