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High Frequency Global Communications Systems (HFGCS) Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Solicitation Number: FA8100-12-R-0034
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Materiel Command
Location: PK/PZ Tinker AFB
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FA8100-12-R-0034
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Added: Jun 27, 2012 12:02 pm

Description/Experience: The Contractor shall provide Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) professional support services in the areas of strategic program planning, studies, evaluations, HF propagation analysis, and analysis of system performance requirements in support of the High Frequency Global Communications System (HFGCS) System Program Office (SPO), located on Tinker Air Force Base (TAFB), OK. The Contractor shall provide expert knowledge level support to include High Frequency (HF) data communications and networking protocol, HF propagation (line of sight, surface wave, skywave, and Near Vertical Incidence Skywave [NVIS]), military applications of HF radio, HF military standards (MIL-STDs and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Standard Agreements (STANAGs)), and recent and emerging HF technologies and trends, including: IP over HF, Digital Voice using Enhanced Mixed Excitation Linear Prediction (MELPe), Wideband HF, Surface wave radar, 2nd and 3rd generation Automatic Link Establishment (ALE), international spectrum allocations. PhD-level expert knowledge is preferred. The Contractor shall provide professional support services by developing and providing studies to support and assist Program Managers with decisions concerning system capability and proposed modification efforts. These studies may include evaluations of current system capabilities and anticipated ionospheric activity. The Contractor shall attend all NATO Beyond Line of Sight Capability Team (BLOS CaT), High Frequency Industry Association (HFIA), and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) West meetings.


Location: The primary place of Contractor performance shall be the Contractor's facility; telework is not authorized and telework clauses will not be included in this award. Contractor proposals should identify the physical address of place of work performance.


Schedule: The Contractor's work schedule is estimated as follows. The monthly hours will be based upon previous task efforts and projected conferences.


Month of                Number of Hours                                Comments
   Task                         per Month
Sep-12                         89 hrs                                   In conjunction with travel
Oct-12                         25 hrs                                   In conjunction with travel
Nov-12                         9 hrs
Dec-12                         9 hrs
Jan-13                         81 hrs                                   In conjunction with travel
Feb-13                        25 hrs
Mar-13                        81 hrs                                   In conjunction with travel
Apr-13                         23 hrs
May-13                         9 hrs
Jun-13                         49 hrs                                   Wrap up SME tasks


The Contractor shall provide a monthly work plan (included in the monthly status report) based on the scheduled travel and forecasted hours needed to prepare, attend, and report out the standards working groups/conferences. The Contractor shall work closely with the COR to meet the above schedule. Weekly conference calls/discussions may be required.


Security: Contractor employees shall not require access to AF computer systems and information nor require a CAC in order to perform work. Classified work will not be performed.


Period of Performance: September/01/2012 - June/30/2013; no option years

Space: N/A; see location above


 

Added: Jul 30, 2012 4:01 pm

******THE SOLICITATION AND ALL ATTACHMENTS ARE POSTED.  ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL BY COB 6 AUG 2012.****** 

Added: Jul 30, 2012 5:22 pm

************ THE ATTACHMENTS DO NOT SHOW TO BE POSTED.  THIS NOTICE ATTACHES THE ATTACHMENTS. 

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PAGE 1 OF THE SOLICITATION STATES 23 AUG AS THE DATE PROPOSALS ARE DUE.  THIS IS INCORRECT.  THE CORRECT CUTOFF FOR PROPOSALS IS 14 AUG (NOT 23 AUG) AT 3:00 PM CST.***************

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Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
July 30, 2012
Description: DID
Description: DID
Description: CDRL 001
Description: CDRL 2
Description: CDRL 3
Description: QASP
Description: PWS
Description: Insurance Compliance
Description: Section L
Description: Section M
Description: NDA
Solicitation.pdf (3,869.70 Kb)
Description: Solicitation

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
August 1, 2012
Description: Amendment 0001 (Section L Changes)

Amendment 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
August 7, 2012
Description: Questions/Answers (FINAL)
Description: Amendment 0002
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3001 Staff Drive, Ste 1AG76A
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma 73145-3015
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Contractor facility as stated above

United States
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Gay J. Joseph
Phone: 4057392088 (amended)