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Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR) for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Air Vehicle

Solicitation Number: N00019-13-R-0079
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Naval Air Systems Command
Location: NAVAIR HQ
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Added: Mar 26, 2013 9:12 am
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) intends to issue firm-fixed-price contracts for the purpose of conducting four NAVAIR Preliminary Design Reviews (PDR) for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Air Vehicle - these PDRs will be conducted in accordance with the NAVAIRINST 4355.19D. The firm-fixed price contracts will span Fiscal Years 13-15 and shall also include post-PDR design maturation and follow-on engineering efforts to advance the design.

UCLASS is a system of systems comprised of three major segments: 1) The Carrier Segment, 2) The Control System & Connectivity Segment, and 3) The Air Segment. The UCLASS system will provide persistent unmanned semi-autonomous, carrier-based, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting, and strike capability to support 24/7 carrier operational coverage.

THIS NOTICE IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS. Procurements are being pursued from a limited class of contractors pursuant to the statutory authority of Title 10, U.S.C. as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1(b)(1)(ii), "For DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard, unique supplies or services available from only one or a limited number of sources or from only one or a limited number of suppliers with unique capabilities." A determination by the Government not to compete this effort is solely within the discretion of the Government.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Boeing Company (Cage code 76301; 6200 JS McDonnell Blvd, St. Louis Mo 63134-1939), The Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (Cage code: 76823; One Hornet Way, El Segundo, CA 90245-2804), General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., (Cage code: 0YJB5; 14200 Kirkham Way, Poway, CA 2064-7103), and The Lockheed Martin Corporation (Cage code: 0L1E5; 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale, CA 93599-0001) have credible, existing, comprehensive, UCLASS design solutions, and associated production capabilities and facilities that will be ready for PDR-level NAVAIR evaluation by the third quarter of FY14, and are positioned to support fielding a UCLASS capability within three to six years, as required by JROCM #196-12. Subcontracting opportunities may be available and should be sought at the company addresses indicated above.

Information provided herein is subject to change and in no way binds the Government to solicit for or award a contract, or to be responsible for any monies expended by any interested parties before award of a contract for the effort described above. The Point of Contact (POC) for this synopsis is Christie Rawlings, Contracting Officer, Ph: 301-757-7084, Email address

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Teresa R Brady,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 3013427952
Christie L Heard-Rawlings,
Procuring Contracting Officer
Phone: (301) 757-7084