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KC-X Tanker Modernization Program

Solicitation Number: FA8625-10-R-6600-SpecialNotice
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Material Command
Location: AFLCMC/PK - WPAFB (includes PZ, WL, WW, WI, WN, WK, LP, WF, WK)
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Special Notice
Added: Sep 25, 2009 7:45 am

The purpose of this notice is to provide industry with a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the KC-X Tanker Modernization Program. Documents associated with this DRFP are attached.


The Air Force presently operates a nearly 50-year old fleet of KC-135 aerial refueling tanker aircraft which requires replacement. The KC-X tanker modernization program is the first step in this process. Key performance capabilities to be provided by the KC-X include: (1) aerial refueling of all current and programmed fixed-wing receiver aircraft; (2) range payload at least as good as the KC-135R; (3) same sortie boom and drogue capability as well as simultaneous drogue, multi-point refueling capability; (4) tanker receiver capability to enhance KC-X fleet effectiveness; (5) airlift capability to carry palletized cargo, passengers, and/or medical patients on the entire main cargo deck, (6) the ability to operate anywhere, anytime with global communication, navigation, and air traffic management; (7) survivability features allowing operation in low to medium threat environments including: detection and defeat of infrared missiles, covert lighting to enable refueling in hostile airspace, and electro-magnetic hardening to protect the aircrew and aircraft; (8) crew and passenger protection from chemical and biological environments; and (9) net centric information exchange with joint services. The primary KC-X mission is to provide aerial refueling support to joint and allied forces engaged in homeland defense, global air-bridge deployments and theater conflicts. The KC-X will also augment existing transport aircraft by providing an enduring cargo capability for sustained materiel, passenger, medical/humanitarian aid transportation.


This procurement will be conducted in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15, as supplemented. As the initial phase of a comprehensive aerial refueling recapitalization strategy, the KC-X Program will begin replacement of the warfighting capability provided by the current aerial refueling fleet. This program will develop and acquire up to 179 modern aerial refueling tanker aircraft based on existing commercial aircraft designs; a production rate targeted at 15 aircraft per year is anticipated. Five years of interim contractor support will also be procured in support of the long term goal of standing up a completely organic government repair capability. The contractor will ensure the aircraft acquired, including integrated military systems, are certified as flight worthy by the FAA (or foreign equivalent) during the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase of the program.


The KC-X DRFP is attached. Written questions and comments from all interested parties regarding any section of the DRFP are due at the address above (hard copy) and an electronic version should be sent to , not later than 4PM EDT 26 October 2009. All questions and comments will be considered for possible incorporation into a subsequent draft and/or final RFP. We will only review feedback in the form of written questions or comments. We will post responses to questions and comments on the FedBizOpps website. No response will be provided to any question or comment with proprietary or restrictive markings.

This pre-solicitation announcement is not to be construed as a formal solicitation (Invitation for Bid (IFB) or a Request for Proposal (RFP)). The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this notice. This notice is for information and planning purposes only. The Government will not provide reimbursement of costs associated with any documentation or communication submitted in response to this notice. Any submitted documentation, upon delivery, becomes the property of the U.S. Government and will not be returned. Questions or comments to this notice should be addressed to the Contracting Officer.

Before a KC-X Request for Proposal is released, a Notice of Contract Action will be published at least 15 days prior to such release.

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KC-X Draft RFP (FA8625-10-R-6600) with Attachments

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KC-X Draft RFP (FA8625-10-R-6600) with Attachments
Posted Date:
September 25, 2009
Description: KC-X Draft RFP Model Contract
Description: Section J, Exhibit A - EMD NON-OMIT CDRLs
Description: Section J, Exhibit B - EMD OMIT CDRLs
Description: Section J, Exhibit C - Production NON-OMIT CDRLs
Description: Section J, Exhibit D - Production OMIT CDRLs
Description: Section J, Exhibit E - FAA CDRLs
Description: Section J, Attachment 1 - SRD
Description: Section J, Attachment 2 - EMD SOO
Description: Section J, Attachment 3 - Production SOO
Description: Section J, Attachment 4 - DD254
Description: Section J, Attachment 5 - AFMC Form 158
Description: Section J, Attachment 6 - IMP
Description: Section J, Attachment 7 - VIQ Option Matrix
Description: Section J, Attachment 8 - EMD and Production TMCR
Description: Section J, Attachment 9 - Option Matrix
Description: Section J, Attachment 10 - Live Fire Assets
Description: Section J, Attachments 11-22 CSDRs
Description: Section J, Attachment 24, Definitions
Description: Section L, L047 836 AESG L-III, Information to Offerors (ITO) and Instructions for Proposal Preparation (Sep 2009)
Description: Section L, Attachment 1 - SOO - Section L - Section M Correlation Matrix
Description: Section L, Attachment 2 - Weapon System Integrity Matrix
Description: Section L, Attachment 3 - Cost/Price Evaluation Workbook
Description: Section L, Attachment 4 - Requirements Prioritization
Description: Section L, Attachment 7 - IFARA Data Input Package
Description: Section L, Attachment 9 - Past Performance Fact Sheets
Description: Section L, Attachment 10 - Past Performance Questionnaire
Description: Section L, Attachment 11 - Past Performance Questionnaire Transmittal Letter
Description: Section L, Attachment 12 - Past Performance Client Authorization Letter
Description: Section L, Attachment 13 - Example Format for Past Performance Cover Letter
Description: Section L, Attachment 14 - Past Performance Questionnaire Tracking Record
Description: Section L, Attachment 15 - Acronym List
Description: Section L, Attachment 16 - CEO Certification Letter Template
Description: Section M, M001 836 AESG Solicitation Provisions in Full Text (Sep 2009)
2275 D Street
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-7218
Barbara G. Gehrs,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 937-255-0408
Fax: 937-255-7749
Joseph C. Leising,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 937-255-8964
Fax: 937-255-7749