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USAF GPS SGLS Modem Design

Solicitation Number: FA8250-13-SS-GPSSGLSMODEM
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Material Command
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Sources Sought
Added: Dec 17, 2012 2:36 pm

Request for Information
USAF GPS SGLS Modem Design;
GPS SGLS Modem NSN 5895-01-550-9058GO, Part Number RTL-A100133;
NAICS code 334515

NOTICE: This is not a solicitation but rather a Sources Sought Synopsis to determine potential sources for information and planning purposes only.

The Government is performing market research to identify sources of design for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Ground Antenna (GA) mentioned above. Part Number RTL-A100133. The designs shall meet the AN/FRC-178 Ground Antenna Global Positioning System (GPS) requirements and shall be Form, Fit, Function, and Interface (FFFI) replacements for the legacy SGLS (Space-Ground Link System) Modem. Upon completion of the design effort, the designs, prototypes, technical design data, design authority and testing data will become government property.
This notification is to identify sources of design that have the skills, experience, and knowledge required to successfully design the SGLS Modem for the Air Force. This notification does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that design or manufacturing contracts will be issued. This is not a request for proposal or invitation for bid.
Respondents whose design capability meets the USAF requirements will be noted and their response will be retained in a file and they will be subsequently provided a copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) when issued. Responding to this request in no manner guarantees a contract will be awarded to the respondent for the design of these items.
The purpose of this Sources Sought is to conduct market research to determine if responsible sources exist, to assist in determining if this effort can be competitive and/or a total Small Business Set-Aside. The proposed North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) Code is 336415 which has a corresponding Size standard of 1,000 employees. The Government will use this information to determine the best acquisition strategy for this procurement. The Government is interested in all small businesses to include 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Hubzone, and Women-Owned small business concerns. The government requests that interested parties respond to this notice if applicable and identify your small business status to the identified NAICS code. Additionally, please provide any anticipated teaming arrangements, along with a description of similar services offered to the Government and to commercial customers for the past three years. Any responses involving teaming agreements should delineate between the work that will be accomplished by the prime and the work accomplished by the teaming partners.
All information received in response to this announcement that is marked Proprietary will be handled accordingly. Responses will not be returned. In accordance with FAR 15.202(e), a response to this notice is not an offer and cannot be accepted by the government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this announcement.
Interested parties may contact Bryce Johnson 415 SCMS/GUMAC for answers to any questions. Contact Bryce Johnson at

6038 Aspen Ave (Bldg 1289)
Hill AFB, Utah 84056
Bryce D. Johnson,
Phone: 801 586-3754
Wade Holmes,
Program Manager
Phone: 801 777-6973