USTRANSCOM posts space transportation RFI

On January 2, the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) posted a request for information for Space Transportation Capabilities for the Joint Force under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Central on January 21.

USTRANSCOM is seeking non-federal partners (“Collaborators”) in industry and/or academia to consider for entry into Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) as described in 15 USC 3710a to produce collaborative studies illustrating potential future capabilities for USTRANSCOM.  These studies will produce findings on technical and operational maturity, uses, economics, and risks/benefits for the use of space transportation to conduct global mobility operations across the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE) to project and sustain the Joint Force.

This is not a solicitation for a procurement contract, nor should this announcement be construed as implying any future solicitation by USTRANSCOM or any other government agency in this area. 

Responses must be received by USTRANSCOM Office of Research and Technology Applications at NLT 21 Jan 2020.

The white paper should be written with the purpose of demonstrating your experience, expertise, and success in developing and operating on-demand space transportation capabilities, emphasizing point-to-point delivery of materiel.  You should state your willingness to enter into a non-paid, limited-time research collaboration with USTRANSCOM.  Full details of actual research under a CRADA will be defined in discussions, if your organization is chosen from respondents to this RFI.

USTRANSCOM may hold a virtual industry day for discussion of the topic with interested submitters, with a question submittal opportunity prior to the meeting.  Detailed discussions toward defining agreement terms and deciding on actual participation in a CRADA will be held one-on-one after the government selects specific respondents.

Full information is available here.

Source: SAM