USCG releases RFP for UAS technology demonstration
On May 3, the U.S. Coast Guard posted the solicitation for a Long Range/Ultra-Long Endurance UAS Technology Demonstration (Solicitation Number: 70Z03218RPE3A0200). Proposals are due by 2:00 p.m. Eastern on June 5.
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.
Full information is available here.