Federal contract opportunity ATSP4-SBSS for engineering services at Defense Microelectronics Activity, response was due Feb 15, 2014.

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The Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) is considering a partial small business set-aside for the acquisition of engineering services for the Advanced Technology Support Program IV (ATSP4), which will be the next in a highly successful series of engineering services IDIQ contracts. The purpose of this announcement is to solicit survey responses and short capability statements from small businesses to better understand the capabilities of the small business engineering services industry.

ATSP4 is a uniform technical and management approach that leverages advanced technologies to meet the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) for a quick reaction capability across the entire spectrum of technology development, acquisition, and long-term support. This capability includes the development of appropriate solutions to keep a system operational, elevate sophistication level, or meet new threats. These efforts may include developing components to meet the DoD's requirements for ultra-low volumes, extending component availability, or ensuring a trusted, assured, and secure supply of microelectronics; also included will be the intelligent and rapid application of advanced technologies to add needed performance enhancements to DoD weapon systems in response to traditional and irregular (asymmetric) threats and to the problems related to aging weapon systems. Increasing warfighter capabilities and providing solutions to electronics support problems-such as, reliability, maintainability and obsolescence-are accomplished through the development and insertion of applications of advanced microelectronics technologies. The scope of ATSP4 covers both hardware and software and includes studies, analysis, design, software, simulation, prototyping, integration, testing, producibility, and limited production. The scope of ATSP4 also includes the development of viable methods and procedures for using available tools and resources, strategies for resolution of replacement alternatives, and technical interchange in support of task accomplishment.

A Source Selection methodology will be utilized which anticipates multiple awards for this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity type contract. Results and feedback received will be used to help us shape the optimal contracting arrangement for small business participation and, ultimately, the Request for Proposal (RFP). At a later date, DMEA will establish a web site located at: http://www.dmea.osd.mil/atsp4ss, where associated documentation will be posted. This site will utilize an interactive RFP approach where the solicitation will be refined through the analysis of industry comments and suggestions, which are encouraged. Posted information is non-binding and subject to change. In support of DoD paperless initiatives, all communications regarding this acquisition will be electronic.

Complete survey responses, with an emailed one-page capability assessment, are requested by this posting. The survey can be accessed through the URL below. Please, only one response per business segment; company name and business segment identification in the survey is required.

The survey can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ATSP4SS-1

Based on the responses to this notice, a virtual industry day is anticipated for this requirement, once initial market research is conducted, in order to solicit further feedback and to anticipate potential and support appropriate, successful small business involvement.

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