USCG issues draft RFP for long range UAS tech demonstration
On April 13, the U.S. Coast Guard posted a draft request for proposals for a Long Range/Ultra-Long Endurance UAS Technology Demonstration (Solicitation Number: 70Z03218RPE3A0200).
The United States Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) has a requirement for a technology demonstration of Long Range, Ultra-Long Endurance (LR/ULE), land-based, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The scope of work includes the preparation, inspection, transport, ground and flight demonstration, operation, and removal of a LR/U-LE UAS at a Government flight facility for the purpose of generating data that examines the operational utility of LR/U-LE UAS for conducting Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions in transit zones.
This procurement will be processed using FAR Part 15 procedures. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for this requirement is 541715 with a size standard of 1,000 employees. This requirement will be solicited using full and open competition. This is not a follow-on contract. The USCG RDC is not currently receiving these services.
The resultant contract(s) will be definitive type with Firm Fixed Price (FFP) type CLINs. The Government may make multiple awards as a result of the solicitation. Place of performance will be the contractor’s facility and Eglin, Air Force Base, Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Inspection and acceptance will be at destination. The period of performance will be one year from the date of award which is estimated to occur in September 2018.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) and related files listed under solicitation number 70Z03218RPE3A0200 will be issued electronically on this website. Evaluation factors will include Technical Capability, Past Performance, and Price. Complete details will be included in the RFP anticipated to be released on May 3, 2018. Award(s) will be made using a trade-off evaluation methodology to determine the best value to the Government.
Full information is available here.