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Gulf Range Drone Control System (GRDCS) Software Engineering & Systems Engineering

Solicitation Number: FA9201-12-R-0007
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Material Command
Location: AFLCMC/PK - Eglin (Legacy)
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This is a revised Pre-Solicitation Notice that supersedes the Pre-Solicitation Notice for FA9201-12-R-0007 that was posted on on 29 March 2012 in its entirety.

The Department of the Air Force, Air Armament Center (AAC) has a requirement for systems engineering and software engineering support for the development and testing of custom software for the automated control of full-scale and sub-scale aerial targets as part of the Gulf Range Drone Control System (GRDCS). The GRDCS is used to control drones, control ground vehicles, collect and display time space position information data for aircraft and surface vehicles, and control aircraft instrumentation. Software engineering support will be required in the areas of system programming, drone control software, calibration, graphics, navigation, and post mission data reduction. Systems engineering support will be required in the areas of systems software design, drone control algorithms, navigation algorithms, data analysis, test planning, and documentation. The QF-4, MQM-107D, MQM-17E, BQM-34, and the BQM-167A automatic flight controls have already been integrated into GRDCS. The QF-16 automatic flight control shall soon be integrated into GRDCS. GRDCS support shall be provided by the contractor at the Central Control Facility at Eglin AFB, FL; however, support may be required at Tyndall AFB, FL, White Sands Missile Range, NM or the Utah Test and Training Range or other locations within the CONUS.

The Government anticipates a single contract award with a maximum 3 Year and 45 Day Period of Performance (if all options are exercised) consisting of a 45 Day Transition Period, a Base Year plus Two 1 Year Option periods. Full and open competitive procedures and FAR 15.101-2 Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Source Selection Process will be utilized. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 541712 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences. The associated Small Business Size Standard for NAICS 541712 is 500 employees.

The Government anticipates utilizing a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract type for the 45 Day Transition, Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) (Term) contract type for Labor, and Cost Reimbursable (no fee) contract type for Travel. Data is Not Separately Priced. The Government posted a revised Draft RFP for this effort on 6 June 2012. The final request for proposal (i.e. solicitation) is expected to be released on in mid-July. Contract award is anticipated in December 2012 and will contain a transition period of 45 days with full contract performance starting in January 2013.

INDUSTRY DAY: As a result of requests from Industry to hold an Industry Day prior to the release of the Final RFP, the Government plans to hold an Industry Day on Thursday, 28 June 2012 near Eglin AFB, Florida for the GRDCS Support effort. The Government is finalizing arrangements on a location and additional details regarding the Industry Day will be posted to soon.

Interested parties are encouraged to access future information on this acquisition via the website (i.e. Matters of a routine or administrative nature concerning this acquisition should be addressed to Leslie Bax, Contract Specialist, via email at or via telephone at 850-882-0159. The Contracting Officer, Kevin Miller, may be contacted at email or telephone 850-882-2675. Collect calls will not be accepted. Foreign participation is not permitted.



205 West D Avenue, Suite 433
Eglin AFB, Florida 32542-6864
United States
Eglin AFB, Florida 32542
United States
Leslie C. Bax
Phone: 8508820159
Kevin R Miller,
Contract Specialist
Phone: (850) 882-2675
Fax: (850) 882-4561