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B-2/Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) GBU-57A/B

Solicitation Number: 678ARSS30APR09
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Materiel Command
Location: AFLCMC/PK - Eglin
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Added: Apr 30, 2009 5:14 pm

This is a Request for Information only. The Government does not intend to award a contract or any other type of agreement on the basis of this Sources Sought Synopsis or to otherwise pay for the information solicited under this synopsis.

The Air Armament Center, 708th Armament Systems Group, 678th Armament Systems Squadron, Eglin AFB, FL, is planning an acquisition strategy for the execution of a Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) program for a 30,000 lb class, GPS/INS guided weapon that will be integrated on the B-2A. The Air Force is seeking a qualified single weapon solution designed to maximize effects against Hard and/or Deeply Buried Targets (HDBTs), while minimizing time over target. The current requirement includes a build of 15 weapons (5 test articles and 10 residual/operational assets), and integration onto the B-2A platform. Respondents to this Request for Information should deliver a Statement of Capabilities in accordance with Numbered Note 25 specifically defining their capabilities. Respondents may also schedule appointments to meet with the government in order to ask any additional questions or clarify requirements and/or statements.


Functional integration cannot require on-aircraft hardware modifications or changes to the existing B-2A Operational Flight Program (OFP) software.


Required Assets Available (RAA) must be met within 30 months after contract award (ACA), which is anticipated not later than (NLT) 31 December 2009, with an allocated budget of ~$149M. In order to meet this schedule, five test articles (i.e. all up round weapons) must be delivered beginning 11 months ACA, with the fifth test article delivered NLT 18 months ACA. The RAA includes four weapons and all associated hardware for transport, carriage, and release and one weapon load trainer. Residual/Operational Assets include 10 weapons and all associated hardware for transport, carriage, and release, and one weapon load trainer (this total includes the RAA). There is no requirement beyond these assets; thus, there is no anticipation of a production buy for any weapons beyond the operational assets and supporting hardware.


This is not a Request for Proposal (RFP) and it is not the Government's intention to pay for information solicited at this time. The intent of this Request for Information is to conduct a market investigation to collect supporting data and documentation on which to base an appropriate acquisition strategy. Responses will not be considered as proposals nor will any award be made as a result of this Sources Sought Synopsis. An Ombudsman has been appointed to address concerns relating to this acquisition. The Ombudsman does not diminish the authority of the program director or contracting officer but communicates contractor concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations to the appropriate Government personnel. When requested, the Ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The Ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals or in the source selection process. Matters of a routine or administrative nature concerning this acquisition should not be addressed to the Ombudsman but rather to the Contracting points of contact listed below. For any other concerns, interested parties may call the AAC Ombudsman, Colonel Arnold W. Bunch at (850) 882-5422, AAC/CV, 101 West D Avenue, Suite 116, Eglin AFB FL 32542-5495. See Numbered Note 25.


For further information, contact the Contracting Officer, Mr. Ron Foskey, 678 ARSS, (850) 883-1699. This synopsis is for information and planning purposes only. It does not constitute an invitation for bid or a request for proposal and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government. No costs will be paid for any charges incurred in responding to this synopsis. Responses to this Request for Information should be sent to Ms. Barbara Kopec, Contract Specialist, at barbara.kopec@eglin.af.mil. Please respond no later than 15 May 2009. See note 25.


Original Point of Contact


Ronald Foskey, Contracting Officer, Phone (850) 883-1699, Fax (850) 882-2421, Email ronald.foskey@eglin.af.mil - Barbara Kopec, Contract Specialist, Phone (850) 883-1703, Fax (850) 882-2421, Email barbara.kopec@eglin.af.mil


Current Point of Contact


Ronald Foskey, Contracting Officer, Phone (850) 883-1699, Fax (850) 882-2421, Email ronald.foskey@eglin.af.mil - Barbara Kopec, Contract Specialist, Phone (850) 883-1703, Fax (850) 882-2421, Email barbara.kopec@eglin.af.mil


Place of Performance


Address: EGLIN AFB, FL
Postal Code: 32542-6864
Country: USA


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AAC/PK
205 West D Avenue, Suite 433
Eglin AFB, Florida 32542-6864
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Address: EGLIN AFB, FL
Postal Code: 32542-6864
Country: USA

Eglin AFB, Florida 32542-6864
United States
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Barbara L. Kopec,
Contract Specialist
Phone: (850)883-1703
Fax: (850)882-9473