SPAWAR posts presolicitation notice for cryptographic modernization solicitation

On May 2, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command issued a presolicitation notice for an upcoming cryptographic modernization solicitation (Solicitation Number: N00039-17-R-0019).

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in support of the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) Information Assurance and Cyber Security Program Office (PMW 130) plans to issue a Full and Open Competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) N00039-17-R- 0019 for the development and procurement of approximately 1800 cryptographic modules that provide TRANSEC capabilities using a modern algorithm interfacing to a legacy host device, the TD-1271 UHF DAMA multiplexer. This contemplated Solicitation is estimated to be released during the fourth quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2017 and the resultant contract will support PMW 130’s cryptographic modernization efforts. The Government anticipates issuing a contract with cost reimbursable contract line items (CLINs) for development and fixed price option CLINs for production. The period of performance will include 12 months for the base year and four one year options.

The Government previously released a Request for Information (RFI) in May 2015, which can be found under Solicitation Number MKTSVY-103456 and has been provided as an attachment to this pre-solicitation notice for informational purposes. Based on the analysis of the responses to this RFI, in accordance with FAR 19.5, the Government determined this requirement would be solicited on the basis of full and open competition.

Recognizing that the RFI was released approximately two years ago, the Government encourages any small business firm, capable of meeting the RFI requirements that did not have an opportunity to respond previously, to notify Joseph Gonzales at or the Contracting Officer, Kimberly Reidy at of its interest in the procurement by 8 May 2017.

This pre-solicitation notice shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this announcement, or any follow-up information requests. Any questions/comments shall be submitted in writing to the Contract Specialist, Joseph Gonzales at or the Contracting Officer, Kimberly Reidy at

Future information, if released, will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) at and SPAWAR E-Commerce Central website at Interested parties are responsible for monitoring these sites for additional information pertaining to this notice.

Full information is available here.

Source: FedBizOpps