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Long Range Aerial Delivery of Maritime Mines

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Document Type:SRCSGT
Posted Date:Aug 20, 2020
Category: Ammunition and Explosives
Set Aside:N/A

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This Request For Information/Sources Sought notice is for market research purposes only and does NOT constitute an invitation for bid, request for quotation, request for proposal, or any obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services.� This notice shall not be construed as a contract, a promise to contract, or as a commitment of any kind by the Government.� The Government is NOT seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals. This notice is a market research tool being used to determine overall market developments, capabilities, and adequacy of the industrial base capable of providing the supplies/services described herein prior to determining requirements and the method of acquisition.� Any information submitted by respondents to this technical description is strictly voluntary. This notice is issued by the Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), on behalf of the Program Executive Office (PEO) Undermanned and Small Combatants (USC), Mine Warfare Program Office (PMS 495).� The Navy is conducting market research in accordance with FAR Part 10 to determine whether industry possesses the requisite capabilities to successfully design, manufacture, assemble, test and deliver a long-range air delivered maritime mine.� In addition, this notice requests industry comment on how the Government can best satisfy its needs, alternative approaches, technology availability and risk, the identification of cost drivers, and suggestions on ways to enhance or sustain competition.� Combatant Commanders require the capability to accurately emplace maritime mines into contested environments.� Current mining capability includes legacy, air delivered, Quickstrike series mines. Mine laying aircraft must fly directly over each planned minefield at low altitude and speed to deliver mines, leaving the aircraft vulnerable to adversary anti-aircraft weapons. The objective of this notice is to help the Government determine the current technology available as well as capability and qualifications of companies in meeting the Government�s need to modernize the long-range air delivery of maritime mines. The mine may be required to deliver a minimum 500 lb explosive payload a minimum of 100 nautical miles with 2000 lb explosive payload and ranges beyond 100 nautical miles desired. �Additionally, proposed design concepts may utilize the current target detecting, safety, and arming devices that are part of the current Quickstrike family of mines. Interested and capable parties will need to demonstrate the requisite level of technical expertise, as well as the ability to fulfill the requirements described in this notice. Respondents are requested to submit a white paper including capability statements pertinent and specific in the technical approach as follows: 1. A presentation of your organizations relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities particularly in regards to weapons and explosives. 2. An understanding of the major engineering challenges and tradeoffs to achieving the desired capability. 3. Potential solutions describing range estimation, accuracy, warhead size, and general mine size. 4. Current Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) and maturity of potential solutions. 5. Developmental timelines. 6. Interested parties shall list past customers (maximum of 3) for whom the contractor has done projects of a similar technology, domain, and/or scope within the last five (5) years.� Request For Information/Sources Sought Document Access: To be provided technical data for current target detecting, safety, and arming devices that are part of the current Quickstrike family of mines, respondents are required to have Defense Security Service (DSS) issued SECRET facility clearance, SECRET personnel clearances, and SECRET safeguarding capability to gain access to this controlled information. Companies must fill out and return the Terms of Use (TOU) agreement (Attachment A) via electronic mail to: TO: Mr. Matt Hedrick, matthew.hedrick1@navy.mil; CC: Mr. Patrick Dooley, patrick.s.dooley@navy.mil; Mr. Eric Gonzalez, eric.m.gonzalez3@navy.mil SUBJECT LINE: Long Range Aerial Delivery of Maritime Mines (insert company name) N00024-21-R-6401 TOU Upon receipt and approval of the TOU agreement by the contracting officer, the classified or restricted disclosure attachments will be made available in a secure manner to the respondents so long as the respondent has met the security requirements detailed. Responses: Interested parties must demonstrate their capability of providing the above-mentioned services and meet SECRET clearance requirements are invited to indicate their interest by providing: Company name Company address Overnight delivery address (if different from mailing address), CAGE code, Point of Contact, to include E-mail address, Telephone number, Fax number, Facility clearance; Business Size Status (i.e. Large, SB, VOSB, SDVOSB, WOSB, etc.) Number of Employees Interested parties are requested to respond to this notice in PDF or Microsoft Word Office 2010-compatible format. �Please limit responses to 25 pages or less (including cover, administrative pages, and descriptive literature); 1-inch margins; and 12 point font (or larger). Response Deadline and Submissions: Responses are requested no later than 14�September�2020 at 5:00 PM EST.� Responses shall be submitted via e-mail only to the PCO, Mr. Matt Hedrick at matthew.hedrick1@navy.mil in PDF or Microsoft Word Format, with a CC to eric.m.gonzalez3@navy.mil. � Proprietary information, if any, must be clearly marked. �The subject line of the email should read ""Long Range Aerial Delivery of Maritime Mines Sources Sought"". �To aid the Government in its review and evaluation, please segregate proprietary information. �Please be advised that all submissions become Government property and will not be returned. �It should be noted that telephone replies will not be accepted. DISCLAIMER AND IMPORTANT NOTES: This notice is not a request for proposals and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation. �This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. �Sources choosing to respond to this notice are wholly responsible for any costs/expenses associated with submitting a response. �Therefore any cost associated with the market survey submission is solely at the interested vendors expense. �The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. �Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organizations qualifications to perform the work. �Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. �Respondents will not be notified of the results of this notice. �The information obtained from submitted responses may be used in development of an acquisition strategy and a future solicitation. �Submissions will not be returned.

Original Point of Contact

POC Matthew C. Hedrick, Phone: 2027814265

Place of Performance

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