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58 -- Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) Full Deployment

Solicitation Number: N00039-13-R-0013
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
Location: SPAWAR HQ
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16 May 2013: CANES Draft RFP N00039-13-R-0013 Q&A and Update

Question and Answers regarding the CANES draft RFP N00039-13-R-0013 have

been posted to the SPAWAR E-Commerce website. In addition, the draft RFP

document titled Export Controlled Information Instruction has been updated.

The Government intends to remove the draft RFP documents from the SPAWAR

E-Commerce Central website, and draft RFP technical documents from the

NSERC website, on 22 May 2013. The final RFP is expected to be released on

or about 24 May 2013. Potential offerors are encouraged to obtain PKI

certifications and submit form DD2345 as early as possible to ensure access to

the CANES RFP technical documents when the final RFP is released.

Instructions for obtaining PKI certifications and submittal of form DD2345 will

remain posted on the SPAWAR E-Commerce Central website.

27 March 2013: CANES Draft RFP N00039-13-R-0013

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), on behalf of the

Program Executive Office - Command, Control, Communications, Computers

and Intelligence (PEO-C4I), Tactical Networks Program Office (PMW 160), has

released draft Request for Proposal (RFP) number N00039-13-R-0013 for the

procurement of Common Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) full

deployment production units in order to promote the early exchange of


The primary goals of the CANES program are to: 1) Provide a secure afloat

network required for Naval and Joint Operations; 2) Consolidate and reduce the

number of afloat networks through the use of a Common Computing

Environment (CCE) and mature cross domain technologies; 3) Reduce the

infrastructure footprint and associated logistics, sustainment and training


and 4) Increase reliability, security, interoperability and application hosting


meet current and projected Warfighter requirements.

The scope of this draft RFP includes requirements for firm fixed price (FFP)

CLINs for CANES production units for afloat unit, force, and submarine

platforms and sub-assemblies, system components and spare parts. The draft

RFP also includes FFP and cost plus fixed fee (CPFF) CLINs for associated

CANES analysis and assessment support services.

This draft RFP has been released with supporting attachments and reference

documents that are marked Distribution C: Distribution authorized to U.S.

Government agencies and their contractors and Distribution D: Distribution

authorized to DoD and U.S. DoD contractors only. The Distribution C and

Distribution D supporting documents are posted on a PKI secured Government

website at:

In addition, some of the draft RFP supporting attachments and reference

documents are marked as Distribution D, Export Controlled. Defense

contractors must have an active/approved DD Form 2345 - Military Critical

Technology Data Agreement Certificate issued by the U.S./Canada Joint

Certification Office at on file with the SPAWAR

contracting office in order to be granted access to the draft RFP Export

Controlled material. The Distribution D Export Controlled draft RFP supporting

documents are posted for download on a PKI secured Government website

located at:

ault.aspx (*Link must be copy/pasted into web browser to function)

These websites require a DoD or External Certification Authority (ECA) Public

Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificate in order to access the Distribution C and

Distribution D documents on the site. Instructions for obtaining both a PKI

certificate and instructions for submitting a DD Form 2345 for access to the

export controlled documents are posted with draft RFP N00039-13-R-0013 on

the SPAWAR E-Commerce Central website located at: https://e-, under Headquarters, Future Opportunities.

Questions and comments regarding the draft RFP are encouraged in order to

improve the clarity, quality and/or contents of the RFP. Questions and

comments regarding this draft RFP are requested to be submitted no later than

Monday, 15 April 2013. Questions and comments are requested to be

submitted in writing via e-mail only to: Heather Mohlman, Contract Specialist,

SPAWAR 2.1C ( with copy to: Stephen Beckner,

Contracting Officer, SPAWAR 2.1C, ( All

submissions become Government property and will not be returned. Verbal

questions and comments regarding the draft RFP will not be accepted. The

Government anticipates providing public answers to questions and comments

received regarding this draft RFP, via the SPAWAR E-Commerce Central

website, prior to the release of the final RFP. All questions and comments


be in a format non-attributable to the company or individual submitting the

questions and comments to allow for public release.

THIS IS A DRAFT RFP ONLY. This draft RFP is issued solely for information and

planning purposes it does not constitute a formal RFP or a promise to issue a

formal RFP in the future. The information provided in the draft RFP is subject

to change and is not binding on the Government. This draft RFP does not

commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. The

Government is not seeking proposals at this time and will not accept


proposals. Respondents are advised that the Government will not pay for any

information or administrative costs incurred in response to this draft RFP.


Government has not made a commitment to procure any of the items

discussed, and release of this draft RFP should not be construed as such a

commitment or as authorization to incur cost for which reimbursement would be

required or sought. All costs associated with responding to this draft RFP

will be

solely at the interested party's expense. Not responding to this draft RFP


not preclude participation in any future formal RFP, if any is issued. If a


RFP is issued, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities

(FedBizOpps) website at and the SPAWAR E-Commerce

Central website at It is the


of potential offerors to monitor these sites for additional information


to this requirement.
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Point of Contact - Heather Mohlman, Contract Specialist, 619-524-7192; Stephen R Beckner, Contracting Officer, 619-524-7389

Contract Specialist