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Precision Guidance Kit

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Document Type:SRCSGT
Posted Date:Jan 30, 2019
Category: Ammunition and Explosives
Set Aside:N/A

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The U.S. Army Contracting Command - New Jersey (ACC-NJ), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806- 5000, on behalf of the Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems (PM CAS) is conducting market research to identify qualified sources to produce and deliver Precision Guidance Kits (PGKs) in Fiscal Years (FY) 21-23. The PGK is designed to be compatible with the M549A1 and M795 155mm high explosive projectiles. The M549A1 and M795 (inclusive of the attached PGK) are fired from the M109A6 (Paladin) or the M777A2 (lightweight) 155mm howitzer. The PGK provides Point Detonating (PD) and Proximity modes and functions during projectile flight utilizing a Global Positioning System (GPS) guidance package to correct flight of the projectile. The PGK interfaces with fire control systems on both 155mm platforms and it is set with the M1155A1 Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuze Setter (EPIAFS) prior to launch. The mission data that identifies firing and target location, is transmitted digitally from the howitzer platform fire control through EPIAFS and inductively into PGK. Interested parties are requested to provide substantiation of how their product demonstrates Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 9- Actual system "flight proven" through successful mission operations in accordance with the Department of Defense Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) guidance MRL Desk book (2016). Interested parties shall substantiate the required Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 10 - Full Rate Production demonstrated and lean production practices in place. Interested parties must meet TRL 9 and MRL 10 at a minimum. The PGK must meet all requirements per PRD Rev 12, dated 12 March 2013. 1. In order to assess the maturity of industry designs to enter into production, respondents shall describe in detail how their PGK solution meets PRD rev 12. When responding to this market survey, address how your product will meet the following PRD rev 12 requirements: • Reliability; • Maximum and minimum effective range (including all ranges and QEs to include any gaps or potential lower performance scenarios); • Accuracy Circular Error Probability (CEP); • Meteorological (MET) weather conditions; • Intrusion Depth; • Fire control interface requirements for operations; and upgradability of the software. 2. All interested parties are requested to include the potential for meeting requirements beyond PRD rev 12 to include compatibility with: • Platforms: M109A7 (US), and any Foreign Country Platforms, supported by test data. • Developmental Projectiles: XM1113, XM1128 and any other 155mm Projectiles, supported by test data. 3. Respondents shall include their ability to deliver PGKs in FY21 and produce 90 First Article Samples for First Article Acceptance Test (FAAT). Upon successful completion of FAAT, production quantities are planned to be a minimum of 4,000 per year and a maximum of up to 26,000 per year for three production years. Respondents shall also provide any recent and relevant Precision Guided Munitions manufacturing experience. For offerors responding to producing PGK using the PRD rev 12, production readiness will be evaluated with consideration placed on: • Facility readiness, • Inspections at component, sub assembly, and final assembly, • Resources, • In line production monitoring, • Acceptance Inspection equipment, • Failure reporting and corrective action system, • Data collection tools, and • Statistical Control Plans. If new facilities are planned or required to meet the production requirements of this production program, so state, along with the detailed plans and costs to meet the US Army delivery requirements. Interested contractors who feel that they have the necessary capabilities should respond by providing the following information in the timeframe established below: A) Description of Facilities, Personnel, Manufacturing Capabilities, and how they directly relate to the PGK solution they plan to offer to the USG; B) Estimated minimum and maximum monthly production capacities, and the minimum procurement quantity required for production; C) Respondents shall state if they are currently manufacturing this item or have made this item or similar items in the past; and D) Business size as it applies to NAICS code 332993 size standard 1,500 employees. Additionally, interested small business contractors should address if manufacturing resources are shared with other item/production lines and identify the approximate amount shared. Interested respondents may obtain the PRD rev 12 upon request and coordination with POC listed below. A Non-Disclosure Agreement (available upon request) a DD2345, and a Form 1350 must be submitted prior to receiving the PRD rev 12. This notice is for information and planning purposes only, and does not constitute a Request for Proposal. It is not to be construed as a commitment by the U.S. Government. No award will be made as a result of this Market Research/ Sources Sought Notice. All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the Government. The Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any private sector input as a result of this Market Research/ Sources Sought Notice. The Government is not obligated to notify respondents of the results of this Market Research/ Sources Sought Notice. Interested sources should submit their qualification data and requested information not later than 1 March 2019. The requested information should be sent to Jessica Gondela, jessica.m.gondela.civ@mail.mil in electronic format. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. If a formal solicitation is generated at a later date, a solicitation notice will be published. No award will be made as a result of this market survey. All information submitted will be held in a confidential status. NOTE: THIS NOTICE WAS NOT POSTED TO FEDBIZOPPS ON THE DATE INDICATED IN THE NOTICE ITSELF (30-JAN-2019); HOWEVER, IT DID APPEAR IN THE FEDBIZOPPS FTP FEED ON THIS DATE. PLEASE CONTACT 877-472-3779 or fbo.support@gsa.gov REGARDING THIS ISSUE.

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POC Jessica Gondela, Contract Specialist

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