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58 -- 275K TETHERED AEROSTAT RADAR SYSTEM (TARS) REPLACEMENT ITEMS (AIRBORNE TELEMETRY CONTROL SYSTEM, REMOTE CONTROL UNIT, AND TELEMETRY & GROUND STATION COMPONENTS)

Solicitation Number: FA4890-04-R-0041
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Combat Command
Location: AMIC CONTRACTING OFFICE
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FA4890-04-R-0041
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Solicitation
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Added: October 8, 2004
The Air Combat Command Contracting Squadron (ACC CONS) of the Department of the Air Force intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the following replacement items for the 275K Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) at the Cudjoe Key, Florida site included in the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS O & M) contract: (1) Airborne Telemetry Control System, (2) Remote Control Unit, and (3) Telemetry and Ground Station Components. The TARS O&M contract is a part of the Government’s counterdrug efforts in which radar equipment attached to tethered balloons is used to monitor low-flying aircraft for the purpose of detecting aircraft that may be transporting illegal drugs. The primary mission of TARS is to support the U.S. Customs Service and the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) in counter-narcotics and drug surveillance missions in support of U.S. national security objectives. The TARS O&M contract includes nine aerostats at eight sites and is centrally managed by ACC CONS at Langley AFB, VA.

This acquisition will be unrestricted meaning that competition will be full and open. Therefore, proposals from all sources will be considered. The requirement for full and open competition will be met through requests for competitive proposals. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this requirement is 517910. The solicitation will be issued as a RFP utilizing Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15, Contracting by Negotiation, policies and procedures. The resultant contract will be an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Fixed-Price with Cost-Reimbursable Line Items contract. The solicitation will include one unit of the system consisting of the three replacement items, installation, operational testing, and training and options for an additional unit and up to five years of technical assistance. The government plans to release the RFP via posting it to the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website, www.fedbizopps.gov, on or near 25 Oct 04. The RFP will be made available only on the FedBizOpps website. Site visit and pre-proposal conference for this effort is anticipated to be held on 3 Nov 05 at the Cudjoe Key TARS site. The closing date for receipt of proposals is tentatively scheduled to be 29 Nov 04. Telephonic or written requests for this RFP will not be honored. Once the solicitation is posted, it is incumbent upon the interested parties to review this site frequently for any updates on the acquisition and/or amendments to the solicitation. The government seeks to award to an offeror using the best value approach. With this approach, the government determines the offer that provides the greatest overall benefit in response to the requirement based on an analysis of evaluation factors included in the solicitation. The anticipated date of award is 18 Feb 05. The government anticipates issuing an order for the first unit soon after contract award. Delivery including installation, operational testing, and training are required to be completed in no more than 270 calendar days after issuance of the order.



Interested parties should submit their company name, mailing address, point of contact, telephone number, e-mail address, and business status (large business, small business, small disadvantaged business, women-owned business, etc.) to Jacquelyn Cooper via e-mail at jacquelyn.cooper@langley.af.mil if they desire to be included on the list of interested parties. Please note that all of the information pertaining to subject solicitation including updates on the acquisition and/or amendments to the solicitation will be posted to the FedBizOpps website. Therefore, interested parties do not have to request to be on the list in order to become aware of solicitation information. The Contracting Officer for subject acquisition is Sharon Potter, and the Contract Manager for subject acquisition is Jacquelyn Cooper.

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Solicitation 1

Type:
Solicitation
Posted Date:
October 25, 2004
dd1494.fpk (69.14 Kb)
Description: DD Form 1494
Description: Requirements Document
Description: RFP Release
Description: Solicitation No. FA4890-04-R-0041

List of Interested Parties 01

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
List of Interested Parties 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: List of Interested Parties

Posting of Technical Exhibits & Technical Exhibit Master List 01

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Posting of Technical Exhibits & Technical Exhibit Master List 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: Posting of Technical Exhibits
Description: Technical Exhibit Master List

Tech. Exh. 06 ATCS, Winch & Meteorological Data Inputs to Ground Station 01

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Tech. Exh. 06 ATCS, Winch & Meteorological Data Inputs to Ground Station 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: TE 06 Index
TE061of3.pdf (1,876.56 Kb)
Description: TE 06/Page 1 of 3
TE062of3.pdf (53.02 Kb)
Description: TE 06/Page 2 of 3
TE063of3.pdf (42.68 Kb)
Description: TE 06/Page 3 of 3

Tech. Exh. 07, 275K Ground Station Control Outputs & Photos of Controls 01

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Tech. Exh. 07, 275K Ground Station Control Outputs & Photos of Controls 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: TE 07 Index
TE071of8.pdf (109.86 Kb)
Description: TE 07/Page 1 of 8
Description: TE 07/Pages 2 - 8

Tech. Exh.04 ATCS Rear Connector Drawing/Part No. of Connectors & Photos 01

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Tech. Exh.04 ATCS Rear Connector Drawing/Part No. of Connectors & Photos 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: TE 04 Index
TE041of4.tif (391.54 Kb)
Description: TE 04/Page 1 of 4
TE042of4.pdf (864.93 Kb)
Description: TE 04/Page 2 of 4
TE043of4.pdf (163.19 Kb)
Description: TE 04/Page 3 of 4
TE044of4.doc (8,805.00 Kb)
Description: TE 04/Page 4 of 4

Technical Exhibit 01, Allocated MHz Frequency Ranges 01

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Technical Exhibit 01, Allocated MHz Frequency Ranges 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: TE 01
TE011of1.doc (25.00 Kb)
Description: TE 01 Index

Technical Exhibit 02, ATCS Signal Inputs and Outputs 01

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Technical Exhibit 02, ATCS Signal Inputs and Outputs 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: TE 02 Index
TE021of3.pdf (632.25 Kb)
Description: TE 02/Page 1 of 3
TE022of3.pdf (457.15 Kb)
Description: TE 02/Page 2 of 3
TE023of3.pdf (264.29 Kb)
Description: TE 02/Page 3 of 3

Technical Exhibit 03, Support Frame Drawings and Photo 01

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Technical Exhibit 03, Support Frame Drawings and Photo 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: TE 03 Index
TE031of6.tif (360.66 Kb)
Description: TE 03/Page 1 of 6
TE032of6.tif (177.61 Kb)
Description: TE 03/Page 2 of 6
TE033of6.tif (164.85 Kb)
Description: TE 03/Page 3 of 6
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Description: TE 03/Page 6 of 6

Technical Exhibit 05, Breakaway Remote Controls 01

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Technical Exhibit 05, Breakaway Remote Controls 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: TE 05 Index
TE051of2.pdf (107.83 Kb)
Description: TE 05/Page 1 of 2
TE052of2.doc (5,756.00 Kb)
Description: TE 05/Page 2 of 2

Technical Exhibit 08, Ground Station Functions and Photos 01

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Technical Exhibit 08, Ground Station Functions and Photos 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: TE 08 Index
TE081of4printout.pdf (1,315.55 Kb)
Description: TE 08/Page 1 of 4
Description: TE 08/Pages 2 - 4

Technical Exhibit 09, Ground Station Photos 01

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Technical Exhibit 09, Ground Station Photos 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: TE 09 Index
TE091of1.doc (2,792.50 Kb)
Description: TE 09/Page 1 of 1

Technical Exhibit 10, TARS Interactive Display System 01

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Technical Exhibit 10, TARS Interactive Display System 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: TE 10 Index
TE10-1.pdf (457.15 Kb)
Description: TE 10/Page 1 of 2
TE10-2.pdf (1,876.56 Kb)
Description: TE 10/Page 2 of 2

Technical Exhibit 11, 275K TARS Points of Contact 01

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Technical Exhibit 11, 275K TARS Points of Contact 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: TE 11

Technical Exhibit 12, Technical Review 01

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Technical Exhibit 12, Technical Review 01
Posted Date:
October 26, 2004
Description: TE 12

Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
November 18, 2004
Description: Amendment No. 0001
Description: Conformed as of Amendment No. 0001 Copy of Solicitation

Solicitation 2

Type:
Solicitation
Posted Date:
November 24, 2004
20041124122225.zip (6,334.31 Kb)
Description: All Files

Solicitation 3

Type:
Solicitation
Posted Date:
December 1, 2004
20041201160353.zip (199.04 Kb)
Description: All Files

07 Dec 04 Revision of Responses to Questions 01

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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07 Dec 04 Revision of Responses to Questions 01
Posted Date:
December 7, 2004
Description: 07 Dec 04 Revision of Responses to Questions

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
December 7, 2004
Description: Amendment No. 0004
Description: Conformed Copy of Solicitation as of Amendment No. 0004

Amendment 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
December 8, 2004
Description: 08 Dec 04 Revision of Requirements Document
Description: Amendment No. 0005
Description: Conformed Copy of Solicitation as of Amendment No. 0005

Amendment 4

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
December 21, 2004
Description: Amendment No. 0006
Description: Cover Letter for Amendment No. 0006
Description: Requirements Document as of 21 Dec 04

Amendment 5

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
February 2, 2005
Description: Amendment No. 0007
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Department of the Air Force, Air Combat Command, ACC CONS, 130 Douglas Street, Suite 401, Langley AFB, VA, 23665-2791
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USAF Aerostat Site, MM 215 Blimp Road., Bldg. 12920, Cudjoe Key, Florida
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Jacquelyn Cooper, Contract Manager, Phone 757-764-9126, Fax 757-764-9153, Email jacquelyn.cooper@langley.af.mil - Sharon Potter, Contracting Officer, Phone 757-764-9371, Fax 757-764-9153, Email sharon.potter@langley.af.mil