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Global Positioning System Data (GPS)

Solicitation Number: GPS01204
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Location: OCSSM - NGA Production Support
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Added: Dec 04, 2012 5:49 pm
This request is for information and planning purposes only; it is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government. The Government will not pay for any information that is submitted by respondents to this announcement. This is not a request for proposals, quotations, or bids. Any information submitted is voluntary. The information provided in response to this request for information is not expected to be a proposal, but rather a capabilities statement regarding the company's experience or ideas for the requirements described herein. All information received may be used to refine the Government's requirements. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) will use this information to determine the feasibility of pursuing this capability as a future contract requirement.

Responses to this RFI will not be evaluated according to any formal competitive evaluation process. Responses to this RFI will not be used to develop a bidder's list. The responses, however, may influence the method, style, requirements, evaluation methodology, or content of any subsequent Request For Proposal (RFP) or competition for the same or similar effort. Responses must be received not later than 14 December 2012 in accordance with the instruction and restrictions stated herein.


Overview
NGA receives near real-time GPS navigation messages and observational data from seventeen (17) DOD GPS monitor station sites, 11 managed by NGA and 6 managed by United States Air Force (USAF). In addition to support for GPS Control Segment operations, data from these sites are used to compute the post-fit NGA GPS Precise Ephemeris.


NGA intends to augment its real time GPS data feeds to support emerging program requirements for Near Real-Time Precision GPS (NPG) products and services. Consideration is being given to acquisition of GPS data from non-DOD entities. The data would also be used in generation of the daily NGA GPS Precise Ephemeris. The data would not be provided to USAF for GPS Control Segment operations.


Information Requested


The following information should be included in the response to this RFI:

1. Company Name and address, point of contact name, phone number and e-mail address
2. Small business size status under NAICS code 541512
3. Organization Affiliation (government/private/international)
4. Total number and distribution of the GPS tracking station(s) / network
5. The type of GPS data collected and distributed (observables, rate of collection, smoothing)
6. The type of GPS equipment used in the collection (receivers, clocks, antennae, weather)
7. The typical operational hours of the GPS station(s)
8. The station(s) / network communications structure
9. The latency of GPS Data to a central processing facility
10. Metrics on station(s) / network reliability


Submission Restrictions
Do not submit sales literature, marketing materials, or similar promotional material. Submissions must not exceed 15 pages, 12 point font and must be submitted electronically. Do not submit proprietary data.
Submit the above information via email to Yolanda Bent, Contract Specialist, Yolanda.V.Bent@nga.mil ; Telephone number is 314-676-0178.

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Attn: OCSSM Mail Stop L-13
3838 Vogel Road
Arnold, Missouri 63010-6238
United States
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Yolanda V Bent,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 314-676-0178
Fax: 314-676-3010