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Document Type: PRESOL Posted Date: Aug 25, 2020 Category: Research and Development Set Aside: N/A
FA8102 AFLCMC HBK TINKER AFB OK 73145-3303 USA
The Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC) Weapon System (WS) is the replacement for the legacy E-4B National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC) system.� Replacement of the E-4B fleet is necessary due to aging 1970s-era aircraft approaching end of service life.� In order to satisfy operational requirements, the SAOC WS will be supported on a new, cost-effective, commercial derivative aircraft (CDA).� The SAOC Mission systems consists of modern communications subsystem, networks subsystem, and advanced command and control (C2) subsystems. The SAOC Program Management Office (PMO) intends to conduct Pre � Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) activities to ensure success in the EMD phase of the acquisition process. ____________________________________________ To facilitate effective communication with Industry, the SAOC PMO plans to host an Industry Day 12-13 February at the MITRE Complex, Bedford MA. � ___________________________________________ The SAOC PMO plans to release a draft SAOC SRD via classified media to interested companies holding the appropriate facility clearance in February 2020 (after Industry Day). Specific instructions for SRD comments/feedback will accompany the draft SRD.� see attachment ""SAOC Industry Update SRD�6_Feb_20"" ___________________________________________ SAOC PMO is contemplating a two-step down select acquisition strategy. The first step, or Phase I, is a multi-award effort leading to a Preliminary Design Review. Phase II will be a down select to a single vendor to perform the remaining work from design through Interim Contract Support. This notice is provided to solicit Industry feedback on initial drafts of select Phase I�RFP documents. see attachment ""RFI SOO_CDRL_LM_CLINs�5_Mar_20"" ___________________________________________ The SAOC PMO has altered the Acquisition Strategy from a two-step down select to a two contract approach. **Pre-EMD will award up to two independent Risk Reduction/Design contracts where the scope of work includes:� 1. Finalization of the System Requirements Document (SRD), 2. Finalization of the EMD Statement of Work (SOW), and 3. Weapon System design through Preliminary Design Review (PDR).��**EMD will award one (1) EMD, Production, and Interim Contractor Support (ICS) contract.� Entry into EMD competition requires the successful completion of the PDR in the Pre-EMD contract.� This notice provides updated drafts of select SAOC documents. _______________________________________ The SAOC PMO is releasing a second draft SAOC SRD the week of 26 May 2020 via classified media to interested companies holding the appropriate facility clearance. The return of SRD comments/feedback to the Governmnet is encouraged.� see attachment ""SAOC Industry Update SRD�20_May_20"" _______________________________________ Currently, the program will be pursuing a Milestone-A Decision and will be conducting Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) efforts. The RFP originally planned for release in September 2020 is delayed.� �see attachment ""SAOC Industry Update�15_Jul_20"" _______________________________________ The SAOC PMO is releasing a third draft SAOC SRD the week of 24 August 2020 via classified media to interested companies holding the appropriate facility clearance. The return of SRD comments/feedback to the Governmnet is encouraged.� In addition, feedback is requested on a�Contract Clause being contemplated to promote competition. see attachment ""SAOC Industry Update Clause_SRD�24_Aug_20""
POC Christopher Molis, Contracting Officer, Thomas Pizzuto
Hanscom AFB, MA 01731, USA
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