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Live fire demonstration of technologies related to qualifying and fielding a mature design for a Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) 5-inch guided projectile compatible with the MK 34 5-inch Gun Weapon System (GWS)

General Information

Document Type:SRCSGT
Posted Date:Jul 27, 2017
Category: Fire Control Equipment
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command, NSWC Dahlgren Division, 17362 Dahlgren Road, Suite 157, Dahlgren, Virginia, 22448-5100, United States


The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) on behalf of the Major Program Manager, Surface Ship Weapons (PEO IWS 3.0) is seeking information from industry for a planned FY18 live fire demonstration of technologies related to qualifying and fielding a mature design for a Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) 5-inch guided projectile that is compatible with the MK 34 5-inch Gun Weapon System (GWS). The goal is to improve operational effectiveness over currently fielded conventional munitions and approximately double the current range of the gun system to support NSFS Land Attack missions, and increase capabilities for Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW), including against Fast Attack Craft (FAC) and Fast In-Shore Attack Craft (FIAC). The Government is seeking industrys assessment of the most efficient and cost effective approach to meet this goal within an 18-24 month time frame. More than one information package is permissible per offeror. NSWCDD will review projectile-level submittals only; component-level proposals shall be considered non-responsive for the purposes of this RFI. The response should include: 1. The guided projectile system description and concept of operations (CONOPS) in the MK34 5-inch Gun Weapon System (GWS) on US Navy Cruisers and Destroyers. a. For the CONOPS, the Navy is interested in concepts that do not require significant changes to the AEGIS Combat System or Gun Weapon System. Note any significant changes required to support the guided projectile concept. Maximum physical constraints of the projectile of 61 inches in length and 110 lbs mass must be met. b. In the system description, the Government is interested in understanding the following capabilities of the concept for Surface Warfare (SUW) and Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) mission areas desired operational capabilities in future variants would be as follows: Table 1 - Critical Performance Characteristics Threshold Maximum Range > 26 nmi Minimum Range < 15 nmi Volume (Rate) of Fire > 5 rounds/minute Accuracy (CEP-50) < 10 meters Time of Flight to 26 nmi < 3.5 min The system description should also include details on the airframe, guidance, navigation and control (GNC), fuzing, warhead, initialization interface, seekers, sensors, and rocket motor (if applicable). Include descriptions of any supporting analyses and/or test and evaluation. The Government is interested in concepts that can be fired from both the MK 45 MOD 2 and MK 45 MOD 4 5-inch gun mounts. The Navys MK 67 Standard Propelling Charge can be used in MOD 2 and MOD 4 gun mounts. The Navys EX 167 High Energy Propelling Charge can be used in MOD 4 gun mounts. Note if an alternate propelling charge is required. 2. Assessment of the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) and reliability of the projectile and of its subcomponents in both mission areas. Substantiate TRL claims, where possible, including descriptions of any analyses and test and evaluation. Also provide and substantiate the Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) of projectile and subcomponents. Identify any events planned in the next 12 months with the goal of improving TRL and MRL. 3. A schedule and cost estimate, with basis for estimate, (in Microsoft Excel format) to mature the current projectile TRL/MRL to a TRL8/MRL 7 to US Navy standards supporting a Milestone C decision in at most a four year period. Cost estimate should include, at a minimum, engineering labor for design and development, hardware and software costs, assembly, integration and test, and test and evaluation. Assume 50 units to be delivered to the US Navy for qualification testing prior to the completion of the 4 year period. 4. Average Unit Production Cost Estimate for a Low Rate Initial Production of 250-300 rounds and Full Rate Production quantity of 500 rounds over 4 years. Include the annual production profile with corresponding risk assessment (distribution). The Government may elect to visit, or host a visit, from any potential sources following the market survey. The Government may request additional information upon review. Any results of any Government analysis will not be provided. Required Submittal Format: - All submitted information should be at the unclassified level - Microsoft PowerPoint presentation - Report with requested cost, schedule and technical details - Label any information that is considered proprietary - Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged in Microsoft or Adobe PDF format An offerors response should include, but it should have at a minimum: - Company Name and Address - Point of Contact (to include phone/fax/e-mail) - Corporate POC (to include phone/fax/e-mail) - Technical POC (to include phone/fax/e-mail) - Cage Code - NAICS Codes - Business Size and Status - Type of Small Business (if applicable, i.e. 8(a), woman-owned, HUB zone, etc.) - Capability Statement - Specific customers (for previous or similar contracts held) - Other material (relevant to establishing core competencies of the firm) NSWCDD may request further information regarding the capabilities of respondents to meet the requirements as deemed necessary. At no cost to the Government, responding vendors/offerors may continue technical dialogue via this market survey through the Contract Specialist after the initial response is provided. Eligible partners who may respond to this synopsis include companies, public and private foundations, non-profit organizations (including universities) and state or local government organizations. NSWCDD requests offerors responses NO LATER THAN 12:00 PM EST 28 Aug 2017; early submissions are fine and encouraged. All communications with industry must be coordinated through the Contract Specialist, via e-mail at geneva.honeyman@navy.mil, call 540-653-1456. Responses may be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address: geneva.honeyman@navy.mil. All correspondence sent via email shall contain a subject line that reads 5-inch Guided Projectile RFI with the RFI number and the name of your organization. Attachments with files ending in.zip or.exe are not allowable and will not get through e-mail filters. Ensure only Portable Document Format (PDF) and Microsoft Office document formats are attached to your email. All other attachments may be deleted. At no cost to the Government, responding vendors/offerors may continue dialogue via this market survey through the Contract Specialist after the initial response is provided. This synopsis is being posted to the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) page located at http://www.fbo.gov This is a Request for Information (RFI) by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). This Request for Information is published in accordance with FAR 15.201(e) and is for PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY. It does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a commitment by the U.S. Government, nor should it be construed as such. Respondents are advised that NSWCDD is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. There shall be no basis for claims against the Government as a result of any information submitted in response to this RFI. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this RFI or reimburse RFI preparation costs incurred by any offeror when providing the information requested under this notice. If a solicitation is released at a future date, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website. It is the responsibility of any potential offeror to monitor this site for additional information pertaining to this requirement. This notice of intent is NOT a request for competitive proposals, as the Government intends this for planning purposes only. The Government will not pay for any information received. Phone call responses will not be accepted. Information received shall be treated as Business Sensitive and will not be shared outside Government activities and agencies without permission of the provider. Any information supplied under this RFI shall be provided free of charge to the Government. All responses should be unclassified. Information and materials submitted in response to this request will NOT be returned. If responses contain proprietary data, it shall be marked appropriately. It is the respondents responsibility to clearly define to the Government what is considered proprietary data.

Original Point of Contact

POC Geneva Honeyman, Phone: 5406531456

Place of Performance

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, 22448, United States
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