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69--IMILES Tactical Vehicle System - Request for Information

Solicitation Number: W900KK13RFIMILESTVS
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: PEO STRICOM
Location: PEO STRI Acquisition Center
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Special Notice
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Added: Jun 21, 2013 2:26 pm
Program Title: Instrumentable-Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES) Tactical Vehicle System (TVS) Recompete.
Introduction: The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), Project Manager Training Devices (PM TRADE) and Product Manager Live Training Systems (PM LTS) intends to procure a Tactical Vehicle System (TVS) capability, interfaced into the Homestation and Combat Training Center (CTC) Instrumentation Systems (IS).

The I-MILES TVS is a laser-based training device that supports the Force-on-Force (FOF)/Force-on-Target (FOT) training needs of soldiers occupying various heavy weight, medium weight, light weight - Tracked or Multi-Wheeled - Army Tactical Vehicles that do not have an embedded fire-control system. The I-MILES TVS supports any crew-served weapon systems that may be appended to or installed on the vehicle. Additionally, the I-MILES TVS shall be versatile enough to support use on low and medium protected structures/fixed equipment such as bridges, bunkers, ammunition caches, refuel depots, and buildings.

Acquisition Strategy Planning Information (Draft):
A. Contract Vehicle: To Be Determined (TBD)
B. Contract Type: Firm Fixed Price (FFP), with Time and Material (T&M) CLINs
C. Approximate Quantities:
1. 16,000 kits
D. Approximate Funding:
1. $192M
E. Draft Schedule:
1. Sources Sought Notice Release (draft technical documentation) - Late Sept 2013
2. Industry Day - Early October 2013
3. Final RFP Release - Jul 2014
4. Contract Award - Oct/Nov 2015
5. Initial Operational Capability (IOC) - 1st Quarter FY16
6. Full Operational Capability (FOC) - 1st Quarter FY17
Requirement: PM TRADE has a requirement to field the I-MILES TVS training capability to CONUS sites and, OCONUS sites to include Korea, Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), Germany and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

The I-MILES TVS recompete system will be interfaced with Homestation Instrumentation System (HITS), Interim Range Solution (IRS), Army Mobile Instrumentation System (AMITS), and the modernized Combat Training Center Instrumentation System (CTC-IS). The contractor will be responsible for end-to-end system performance; insuring that all required system functionality is integrated, produced, tested and fielded.

Follow-on Industry Meetings: The Government intends to release a draft set of technical documents under a Sources Sought Notice in late Sept 2013. The Government intends to host an Industry Day with one-on-one sessions with responders in early October 2013.

RFI: As a part of Government market research, the project team requests interested Prime contractors to provide a written response (limited to 10 pages), including evidence of being capable of meeting the Contract Award delivery schedule and production quantities with no development funding provided, as well as have documented experience (not just knowledge of the process) in the following areas:
A. Developing Live Training standards to be used across PM TRADE, PEO STRI and the Army in an effort to create commonality, promote re-use, and facilitate interoperability across Live Training and Transformation (LT2) Domain.
B. Incorporating the LT2 Live Player Area Network (PAN) standard in systems.
C. Incorporating the LT2 Live Training Engagement Composition (LTEC) technologies.
D. Capitalizing on standardization to maximize commonality, facilitate interoperability, and promote life cycle cost savings.
E. Developing standards and leveraging common components in order to provide inherent interoperability as principal underlying architectures continue to be matured.
F. Establishing a technical standard among competing entities in a market, without hurting competition.
G. Encoding/Decoding the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) Communication Code (MCC) Standard (PMT 90-S002 version M dated 8 February 2011).
H. Software updates over a wireless network to peripheral devices.
I. Smart Battery and Power saving (SMbus).
J. Obsolescence design engineering.
K. Interfacing to Range Instrumentation System radios.
L. Design, Integration, Installation and Test of training systems.
M. Conducting Interim Contractor Support (ICS).
N. Technical Data development and updates (Drawings, Operator User Manual, and Training materials, Special Tools Test Equipment (ST&TE) list).
O. New Equipment Training (NET) development and execution.

Prime contractors are encouraged to schedule an initial face to face meeting with Mr. Ron Logan (I-MILES TVS Project Director) after Industry Day but prior to 1 Nov 13 to facilitate Government market research.

Response Requested: All responses to this Request for Information are due on or before 15 August 2013, 1400 (2:00 p.m.), Eastern Standard Time to the Contract Point of Contact listed below via email only:

Contract Specialist: Karen Henderson
Email: karen.henderson3@us.army.mil
Telephone: 407-208-3084

Potential Offerors are requested to provide a technical capability statement including a cover sheet. The cover page should include company name, address, and points of contact including phone numbers and email addresses. Submissions shall be made using Microsoft Office applications. Ten page maximum submission not including cover page. Font shall not be smaller than industry standard word processor 10-point Times New Roman.

NOTE: Contractors shall indicate if they are a large or small business based on NAICS Code 333318. If small, please indicate any applicable socio-economic status such as: Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), 8(a), HUB Zone, etc.

Disclaimer: This notice does not constitute an invitation for bids or a Request for Proposal (RFP) and is not a commitment by the U.S. Government to procure subject products or services.

Contracting Office Address:
PEO STRI Acquisition Center, 12350 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826-3276
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PEO STRI Acquisition Center, 12350 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826-3276
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Karen D. Henderson, 407-208-3084

PEO STRI Acquisition Center