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Precision Guided Training Round (PGTR) RFI

Solicitation Number: PGTRRFI11
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Naval Air Systems Command
Location: Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst
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Added: Dec 15, 2010 3:38 pm

Pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.201(e), this notice is being issued as a Request For Information (RFI). The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Program Executive Office (PEO) Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (U&W), Precision Strike Weapons Program (PMA-201) is seeking information from industry on innovative concepts for the development of a low cost, light weight Precision Guided Training Round (PGTR) capable of simulating the performance characteristics of the GBU-12C/B, D/B, F/B, GBU-38, and GBU-54 500lb class of precision guided munitions. The PGTR should be suitable for integration on Naval fixed wing aircraft (F/A-18A+/C/D/E/F and AV-8B) and designated Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) utilizing standard interfaces, open architecture, and maximum carriage capabilities with 14 inch or single point suspension. Development concepts should outline an approach that ensures maximum utilization of infrastructure and platform integration elements that already exist for previously fielded systems. As a result of this RFI, the Government expects to receive responses from interested and capable sources in the form of a concept summary paper containing a description of technical data defining the proposed concept. The concept summary paper shall be written from a system solution perspective showing how the concept and development methodology could satisfy above stated requirements. Each concept summary paper should include a top level description of the proposed PGTR development concept, a detailed list of anticipated end product physical and performance characteristics, scope of development effort, reliability and maintainability characteristics, platform and suspension equipment integration/interface concept, design provisions to support incremental upgrades, technology insertion opportunities, weaponization potential, an assessment of the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of proposed product including key subsystems, and a description of the Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) for the proposed product. Responses to this RFI will be used for information and planning purposes only and do not constitute a solicitation. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT INTEND TO AWARD A CONTRACT ON THE BASIS OF THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION OR OTHERWISE PAY FOR THE INFORMATION SOLICITED. Responders are responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI, the Government will not provide any form of compensation or reimbursement for the information provided. The Government may request additional information upon review. Responses to this RFI are not to exceed 15 pages in length on 8.5 x 11 paper with one inch margins and font no smaller than 10 pt Times New Roman or Courier New. A two sided page will be considered one page for the purpose of counting the 15 page limit. The following may be included and will not count toward your 15 page limit: cover page, table of contents and rear cover page. It is requested that no classified data be provided. If respondent believes a complete response would require classified information submission, please notify the Government POC immediately so that proper actions by the Government and Contractor can be coordinated. Responses shall include one concept per submittal, but multiple submittals are permitted. The Government requests that the respondents deliver five hard copies and one electronic soft copy on CD or DVD to the Government POC in Microsoft Word or PDF format with proper markings for unclassified and proprietary information no later than 4:30PM EST on 02 February 2011. All submissions should include RFI Reference Number, company, CAGE code and DUNS number. Responses to this RFI may NOT be submitted via facsimile or by electronic means such as e-mail. Acknowledgement of receipt will be provided if request for return receipt is included with the response. All information submitted will be adequately safeguarded from unauthorized disclosure in accordance with FAR Part 15.207. All submissions must be clearly marked with the following caption: For Official Use Only, Releasable to Government Agencies for Evaluation Purposes Only. Concept summary papers that fail to comply with the above instructions or present ideas not pertinent to subject, may not be reviewed. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked proprietary will be handled accordingly. Information submitted in response to this RFI is submitted at no cost to the Government and will not be returned. Note: If the interested party is a foreign concern or if a US interested party has a team member or partner who is a foreign entity, adherence to all International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) is required.

Any and all questions about this announcement shall be submitted to the following Government POC:

NAVAIR Lakehurst Contracts,
Attn: Ms. Joanne Battaglia, Code: (732) 323-1682
HWY 547
Building 120, Floor 2, Room 161
Lakehurst, NJ 08733

Responses should be properly packaged, labeled, handled and submitted in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and mailed to the following address:

Naval Air Systems Command
Attn: Ms. Anne Gorman
47123 Buse Road
Building 2272, Suite 448, PMA-201
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1547



Contracts Department
Hwy. 547 Attn:B562-3C
Lakehurst, New Jersey 08733-5083
Joanne Battaglia,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 732-323-1682