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Document Type: SNOTE Posted Date: Jul 10, 2017 Category: Space Vehicles Set Aside: N/A
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Space Command, SMC - Space and Missile Systems Center, 483 North Aviation Blvd, El Segundo, California, 90245-2808
Background The Government is implementing a two-phased acquisition approach to procure the next block of GPS III Space Vehicles (SVs). On 03 July 2015, USD (AT&L) approved the GPS III SV11+ Phase 1 Production Readiness Feasibility Assessment Amendment to the GPS III Acquisition Strategy Document (ASD). In May 2016, the Government awarded three Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contracts for Phase 1 via a full and open competition. Phase 1 has determined that viable, low-risk, high-confidence sources exist to conduct a full and open competition for Phase 2, the production of up to 22 GPS III SVs starting in the FY18 timeframe. Phase 1 performance and findings have informed the Governments Phase 2 acquisition strategy; however, participation in Phase 1 is not a prerequisite to participation in Phase 2. Purpose The purpose of this Announcement is to update Industry sources about a GPS III Follow-On Phase 2 Industry Day on Thursday, 20 July 2017 where the Government will: (1) update Industry on the program acquisition strategy, and (2) receive feedback from industry on the draft Request for Proposal (RFP) to help inform the Government prior to final release. Draft RFP documentation, will be available prior to Industry Day and will be located in the Bidders Library/SMC GPS Technical Library. Classified documents will be made available to registered parties. US Government primary points of contact ( POCs) and full details including access instructions related to Industry Day are provided below. Discussion Phase 2 is planned as a single Fixed Price-type contract awarded via full and open competition for production of up to 22 GPS III SVs. The Phase 2 RFP release is currently planned for later this calendar year with subsequent Phase 2 award planned for late 2018 to enable delivery of the first SV in 2025. Please note that Phase 2 acquisition strategy details are included in this document for reference and market research. Industry Day The Government is hosting an Industry Day for GPS III Follow-On Phase 2 Production on Thursday, 20 July 2017, from 1000 to 1200 PT, followed by contactor requested one-on-one sessions. The Industry Day will be in the TASC facility located at 200 North Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245. The bidders library includes, but not limited to, the following draft RFP documents: Work Breakdown Structure; Statement of Work; DD254; Compliance Documents (including Technical Baseline); Technical Data Rights; Program Operating Plan; Government Furnished Equipment; Award Fee Plan; Integrated Master Plan; Section L; Section M; Contract Data Requirements Lists; Sections A-K. The Government is soliciting feedback from industry regarding these subjects in order to ensure a viable approach is reflected in the RFP to be released in fall 2017. The Government mandates participation from its Federal Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I), and Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) contractors during the Industry Day briefings. Specifically, The Aerospace Corporation, TASC, Tecolote Research Inc., Figueroa & Associates, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Canyon Consulting contractors will be present during Industry Day and one-on-one sessions. Please contact the Government points of contact below to express any concerns with these contractors. The GPS III Follow-On Phase 2 Production Industry Day will be held at the "For Official Use Only" classification level. Companies attending the Industry Day shall limit their representation to no more than five attendees per company at the Industry Day general briefing and no more than five individuals (to include potential subcontractor representation) at the one-on-one sessions. If a company planning to participate in the Industry Day activities intends to discuss any subjects that may impact intellectual property provisions or rights, one of those attendees must be their in-house counsel as the governments GPS program attorney will be participating in such discussions. Companies planning to participate in the Industry Day activities shall provide one consolidated attendance request, with the company name, point of contact, title, email address, phone number, whether or not a one-on-one session is desired, and the following information for each of the companys participants: First, middle and last name, drivers license number, birth country, birth city and state (if in the US) and citizenship information -and if in-house counsel, in which states in-house counsel is licensed to practice law and provide bar license numbers-to both Mr. Steven Schmidt-Lackner at email@example.com, and Mr. Jonathan Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 1700 PT on 12 July 2017. If you wish to submit questions for the Industry Day one-on-one sessions, please submit them to both, Mr. Steven Schmidt-Lackner at email@example.com, and Mr. Jonathan Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 1200 PT on 18 July 2017. Attendance at Industry Day and any discussions or release of information is strictly voluntary. Small businesses are encouraged to attend to interact with potential prime contractors. Due to physical security limitations, Foreign Nationals and electronic devices are not permitted at the Industry Day or one-on-one discussion location. The Government will not distribute any other Industry Day material. Information regarding event location, visitor access requests (VARs), instructions and form to access the bidders library, including access to classified documentation, will be provided to interested and eligible industry participants by Mr. Steve Schmidt-Lackner or Mr. Jonathan Hernandez, upon receipt of that above requested information. Information herein is based on the best information available at the time of publication, is subject to revision, and is not binding on the Government. An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the Program Manager, Contracting Officer, or Source Selection Official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the interested party to another official who can resolve the concern. Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the Contracting Officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any other processes. If resolution cannot be made by the Contracting Officer, the interested party may contact the ombudsman, Ms. Olalani Kamakau, SMC/PK, (310) 653-1185, 483 N. Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles AFB, CA 90245. The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision that binds the agency. Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of information, verify due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer, Mr. Roy Lee, SMC/GPK, (310) 653-3212, 483 N. Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles AFB, CA 90245.
POC Roy Lee, Phone: 3106533212, Jacqueline Nguyen, Phone: 3106533145
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