USSOCOM issues RFI, Industry Day notice
On March 7, the U.S. Special Operations Command posted a request for information and Industry Day notice to support the Program Executive Officer for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation (PEO – SRSE), Program Manager for Joint Threat Warning Systems (PM-JTWS). White papers are due no later than June 1.
This Request for Information (RFI) is not a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, quotations or obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services, but for planning purposes only. This RFI is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and to explore industry capabilities. Your response to this RFI will be treated as information only. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of contractor submission to this announcement or the Government use of such information. The information provided may be used by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in developing its acquisition strategy, statement of work/statement of objectives, and performance specifications. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary or competition sensitive information contained in their response. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this request for information or to otherwise pay for the information submitted in response to this RFI.
The purpose of this RFI is to gather Industry’s input regarding a requirement supporting the USSOCOM, Special Operations Forces Acquisition Technology and Logistics (SOF AT&L), Program Executive Officer for Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation (PEO – SRSE), Program Manager for Joint Threat Warning Systems (PM-JTWS).
Responses to this RFI will be used by USSOCOM, SOF AT&L, PEO- SRSE, and PM-JTWS to identify potential equipment for participation in the further evaluation of market information and/or ascertain potential market capacity to provide services consistent in scope and scale with those described in this notice.
The Program Manager is specifically interested in antenna technologies, ideas and solutions which advance in the following Key Interest Areas:
1) Direction Finding (DF) and Omni Directional antennas with low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP)
2) Antennas primarily focused on aviation applications, but potentially providing value to maritime, mobile and ground applications.
3) The antenna interface should be common for all platforms, non-proprietary, and consistent with industry standards and clearly documented.
Full information is available here.