ACQUISITION APPROACH: On November 29, 2016, The Government posted a special notice of intent to sole source to Cubic Defense Applications, Inc. After careful review and extensive market research, this effort does not meet the exception utilized in FAR 6.302-1. Therefore the Government shall provide for full and open competition through use of the competitive procedures best suited to the circumstances of the contract action and consistent with the need to fulfill the Government's requirement efficiently.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD SOLE SOURCE
TITLE: Warrior Skills Trainer (WST) Hardware for the Pakistan Armed Forces
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), Project Manager Instrumentation, Targets, Threat Simulators, and SOF Training Systems (PM ITTS) has a requirement to produce, deliver and install the Warrior Skills Trainer (WST) for the Pakistan Air Force.The Warrior Skills Trainer is a modification of the Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) 2000 trainer. The Warrior Skills Trainers (WST) supports mounted and dismounted training utilizing a combination of vehicle simulator and high fidelity weapons along with a 180-degree field of view projection display system. These capabilities along with installation and commission ensure the Shooting Simulator for PAF is a turn-key solution.
This FMS requirement is for the procurement of one WST training system, consisting of one 180 degrees field of view system with VBS3 image generation, five (5) AK-47 untethered simulated weapons with two (2) simulated magazine assemblies and one tether-less charging station, one (1) tethered AT-4 simulated weapon, one (1) High fidelity HMMWV simulated vehicle and one M240B tethered simulated weapon with vehicle mount and two (2) simulated ammunition belts, and spares as required for one(1) year of support.
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The Period of Performance (POP) for this FMS Pakistan requirement will be 12 months After Contract Award (ACA).
ACQUISITION APPROACH: This action will be awarded in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c) (1), as implemented by FAR 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Cubic Defense Application, Inc. is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of WST hardware items previously fielded to Pakistan.
ESTIMATED DOLLAR VALUE: The total contract value for this effort is estimated at approximately $2.5MFederal Supply Class/ Service Code: 6910North American Industry Classification Code: 33319Size Standard: 1000
RESPONSES REQUESTED: This notice is provided to verify that no other sources can meet this requirement given the proprietary technical requirements, expedited timeline and cost restraints. This notification is provided for contractors who may be interested in teaming/subcontracting opportunities.
DISCLAIMER: This notice does not constitute an invitation for bids or a Request for Proposal (RFP) and is not a commitment by the U.S. Government to procure subject products. No funds are available to account for preparation of responses to this notification. The Government will use this information received to determine whether other sources are available that are capable to satisfy this requirement.
Dec 19, 2016