Federal contract opportunity FA8232-14-R-3005 for search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical, and nautical system and instrument manufacturing at Air Force Materiel Command AFLCMC / AFSC / AFNWC - HILL AFB, response was due Apr 10, 2014.

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Please see revised Sources Sought:

1. NOTICE: This is not a solicitation but rather a Sources Sought Synopsis to determine potential sources for information and planning purposes only.


1.1 The purpose of this Sources Sought is to conduct market research to determine if responsible sources exist, and to assist in determining if this effort can be competitive and/or a total Small Business Set-Aside. The proposed North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) Code is 334511 which have a corresponding Size standard 750 employees. The Government is interested in all small businesses to include 8(a), Service-Disabled VeteranĀ­ Owned, Hub-zone, and Women-Owned small business concerns. The government requests that interested parties respond to this notice and identify your small business status to the identified NAICS code if applicable. Additionally, please provide any anticipated teaming arrangements, along with a description of similar services offered to the Government and to commercial customers within the past three years. Any responses involving teaming agreements should delineate between the work that will be accomplished by the prime and the work that will be accomplished by the teaming partners. The Government will use this information to determine the best acquisition strategy for this procurement.


2. Program Details:


2.1 The following information is provided to identify potential contractors who have the skills, experience, and knowledge required to successfully provide the described capability. AFLCMC/WWMPA F-16 System Integration Section, Hill AFB, UT intends to award a contract to provide F-16 Block 25/30/32 with a viable radio solution to provide Link 16 capabilities. The intent is to provide this capability in a small form factor with minimal aircraft wiring (Group A) additions. This capability is also required to work in cooperation with other radios/data links on the aircraft.

To understand the market and potential sources, please answer the following questions. Please keep all answers at an unclassified level.


a. What Link 16 capabilities does your radio have?
b. What range of transmit power are you capable of with the input of 28 VDC per MIL-STD-704?
c. What interfaces does your radio have with emphasis on the 1553 BUS, and Ethernet I/O?
d. How does your radio support programmable crypto and multi-network participation groups?
e. What form factors is your radio available in?
f. What type of anti-jamming capabilities does the radio have?
g. What type of radio interference do you anticipate with the current F-16 capability, and what is your plan to mitigate these issues?
h. What cooling requirement does your radio require, and what is your plan to minimize cooling air draw?
i. What is the qualification status of your radio? What is the notional timeline for certification?
j. What is an estimated timeline to integrate the radio onto the F-16?


3. When responding please include:


a. Company Name and Cage code.
b. Who your POC is? Please provide an email address and commercial phone number.
c. NAICS Code.
d. Business size classification for NAICS and qualifications if any and any sub-category.
e. Would you be a prime or subcontractor?
f. Your lead time for the task performance.
g. What is your familiarity with the existing F-16 Block 30 Data-Link and radio systems? Please describe.
h. Detailed answers to the questions in 2.1 a - j above?


4. The points of contact for this notice are:


Brandi Clark
Contract Negotiator
801-775-5338
Brandi.Clark@us.af.mil


Amanda Holmes
Contracting Officer
801-777-6878
Amanda.Holmes@us.af.mil


5. Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract or agreement. The System Program Office will not be obligated to pursue any particular acquisition alternative as a result of this notice. Responses to the notice will not be returned. Not responding to this notice does not preclude participation in any future solicitation, if one is issued.


6. Responses to this notice shall be sent via e-mail to Brandi Clark at the e-mail address listed above.

1. NOTICE: This is not a solicitation but rather a Sources Sought Synopsis to determine potential sources for information and planning purposes only.

1.1 The purpose of this Sources Sought is to conduct market research to determine if responsible sources exist, and to assist in determining if this effort can be competitive and/or a total Small Business Set-Aside. The proposed North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) Code is 334511 which have a corresponding Size standard 750 employees. The Government is interested in all small businesses to include 8(a), Service-Disabled VeteranĀ­ Owned, Hub-zone, and Women-Owned small business concerns. The government requests that interested parties respond to this notice and identify your small business status to the identified NAICS code if applicable. Additionally, please provide any anticipated teaming arrangements, along with a description of similar services offered to the Government and to commercial customers within the past three years. Any responses involving teaming agreements should delineate between the work that will be accomplished by the prime and the work that will be accomplished by the teaming partners. The Government will use this information to determine the best acquisition strategy for this procurement.


2. Program Details:


2.1 The following information is provided to identify potential contractors who have the skills, experience, and knowledge required to successfully provide the described capability. AFLCMC/WWMPA F-16 Integration Section, Hill AFB, UT intends to award a contract to provide F-16 Block 25/30/32 with a viable radio solution to provide Link 16 capabilities. The intent is to provide this capability in a small form factor with minimal aircraft wiring (Group A) additions. This capability is also required to work in cooperation with other radios/data links on the aircraft.
This action is being conducted to identify potential sources capable of meeting the requirements for the following:


a. The radio is required to have Link 16 voice/data capability with Link 16 relay capability.
b. The radio is required to have a power input of 28 VDC per MIL-STD-704 and have the capability for low (1W) to as high a transmit power as can be achieved while maintaining the no need for external cooling as required in item h below.
c. The radio is required to interface with the aircraft via the 1553 BUS, and Ethernet I/O.
d. The radio is required to have programmable crypto to allow for modernization and needs to concurrently support multiple network participation groups (NPGs).
e. The radio is required to be a small form factor (size and weight) with a minimal group A (aircraft wiring) to facilitate space limitations.
f. A solution that has anti-jamming capabilities is required.
g. The radio is required to be compatible with other radios currently in use.
h. Radio is required to have no need for external forced air cooling.



3. When responding please include:


a. Company Name and Cage code.
b. Who your POC is? Please provide an email address and phone number.
c. NAICS Code.
d. Business size classification for NAICS and qualifications if any and any sub-category.
e. Would you be a prime or subcontractor?
f. Your lead time for the task performance.
g. What is your familiarity with the existing F-16 Block 30 Data-Link and radio systems? Please describe.
h. How do you intend to meet the requirements in 2.1 a - h above?


4. The points of contact for this notice are:


Brandi Clark
Contract Negotiator
801-775-5338
Brandi.Clark@us.af.mil


Amanda Holmes
Contracting Officer
801-777-6878
Amanda.Holmes@us.af.mil


5. Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract or agreement. The System Program Office will not be obligated to pursue any particular acquisition alternative as a result of this notice. Responses to the notice will not be returned. Not responding to this notice does not preclude participation in any future solicitation, if one is issued.


6. Responses to this notice shall be sent via e-mail to Brandi Clark at the e-mail address listed above.