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ID: FA8210-19-R-5003 • Type: Sources Sought
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Posted: Nov. 21, 2022, 12:41 p.m. EST

07 July 2022 Update

Please see the following attachment for a list of participants from the Industry Day registration in May:

Industry Day Registration May 2022.pdf

10 June 2022 Update

The following attachments have been added:

ARTS-V3 Industry Day Brief May 2022 vfinal.pdf

Industry Day QAs May 2022.pdf

Information from Industry Day is being used for market research purposes; the acquisition strategy is subject to change. Additionally, an optional LMOC tour was held separate from the ARTS V3 Industry Day; as such, the information provided here will not include any materials related to the tour.

19 May 2022 Update

ARTS-V3 is pleased to announce two opportunities for tours of Live Mission Operation Control (LMOC) during our Industry Days 24-26 May 2022. The LMOC Program Office will host the first session on 24 May 2022 for in-person ARTS V3 Industry Day attendees and an identical session on 25 May 2022 for those supporting Industry Day virtually, in addition to any in-person attendees that could not make the first session. United States citizenship and complete registration for Industry Day is required for an LMOC tour.

Sign-up sheets for the tour will be made available in the general session for both sessions. Please email Kim Vincent (Kim.Vincent.ctr@us.af.mil) for a link to the virtual LMOC tour.

The following attachment has been added:

Industry Day Agenda.pdf

15 April 2022 Update

The Advanced Range Threat System - Variant 3 (ARTS V-3) Program Office, AFLCMC/HBZCD, Hill AFB, (Ogden) Utah will be hosting an in-person Industry Day 24 26 May 2022. The purpose of the Industry Day is to provide information on ARTS V-3 program developments and provide vendors the opportunity to discuss ARTS V-3 with the Program Office. We will open the Industry Day with a general session on 24 May 2022 at 0900. A virtual option for the general session will be provided for those not participating in person.

One-on-one sessions will be held 24 May 2022 through 26 May 2022. One-on-one sessions will be scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis; no specific time slots can be requested. One-on-one sessions will be limited to forty-five minutes.

Each party must submit a Registration Form (see Attachment May 2022 Industry Day) to Kim Vincent at kim.vincent.1.ctr@us.af.mil, with cc to both Rebecca Taylor, rebecca.taylor.13@us.af.mil and Stephanie Rearick, stephanie.rearick@us.af.mil, no later than 6 May 2022. Attendees will be sent an invite through their provided email addresses on the registration form with assigned times for a one-on-one session, if requested.

07 April 2022 Update

The following attachment has been added:

Industry Day QAs March 2022.pdf

18 March 2022 Update

The following attachments have been added:

Industry Day Registration Mar 2022.xlsx

Industry Day March 2022 Final.pdf

7 March 2022 Update

1.1 The Advanced Range Threat System Variant 3 (ARTS V-3) Program Office, AFLCMC/HBZCD, Hill AFB, Utah will be hosting a Virtual Industry Day 21 March 2022, 1400 - 1500 MST for parties interested in the production of ARTS-V3 design and development. The purpose of the Industry Day is to provide information on recent ARTS-V3 program developments based on feedback from RFI responses, as well as to communicate software contract acquisition concepts not previously discussed in-depth with industry. Program discussions will remain at the CUI level.

1.2 Each party must submit a Registration Form (provided) to Kim Vincent at kim.vincent.1.ctr@us.af.mil, with cc to both Rebecca Taylor, rebecca.taylor.13@us.af.mil and Stephanie Rearick, stephanie.rearick@us.af.mil no later than 17 March 2022. Attendees will be sent a meeting invite through their provided email to virtually attend.

The Government requests interested parties make an effort to submit questions regarding ARTS V-3 to Kim Vincent with their registration form to allow the government to respond more efficiently during the Industry Day General Session.

1.3 One-on-one sessions will not be part of this Industry Day. If a vendor has follow-up information or questions, please direct the communications to Ms. Rebecca Taylor.

15 February 2022 Update

Thank you to all vendors that submitted a response to the RFI due 14 February 2022. Based on feedback in the responses and questions asked in this RFI process, we remind vendors that they may contact Stephanie Rearick at stephanie.rearick@us.af.mil and Rebecca Taylor at rebecca.taylor.13@us.af.mil with information for the government to consider or questions about ARTS V3. We tentatively plan for the next Industry Day in late March 2022 to answer questions and provide updates based on industry feedback.

10 February 2022 Update

Following the Orientation Briefings of TENA, SOSA, and FROST, the following attachments have been added:

01.1_TENA-Tech-Intro-21110801.pdf

20220131 FROST Overview.pptx

SOSA brief to AF Radar program 2022_03_03.pptx

Additionally, the following ARTS V3 DD254 documents have been added:

ARTS V3 DD254 Solicitation.pdf

DD254 Opsec Addendum.docx

ARTS-V3 DD 254 Non SCI Addendum.docx

(FOUO)RTS-ARTS-V3-SCG-20191205-1.0.pdf

ARTS V3 Source List DD254.docx

02 February 2022 Update

To allow time for processing and shipping, please have requests for classified data submitted by COB 03 February 2022. Additionally, for the purposes of requesting classified information, you may reference RFI Notice Number: FA8210-18-R-5002.

31 January 2022 Update

Attachment TENA SOSA and FROST Orientations.docx was added in place of the SOSA and TENA Orientations.pdf to incorporate the addition of FROST Orientation.

24 January 2022 Update

1. The following attachments have been added:

Notional Way Forward.pptx

SOSA and TENA Orientations.pdf

2. Please note the due date for RFI responses has been updated to 14 February 2022.

3. Please direct any and all questions regarding the 12 January 2022 RFI posting to the Points of Contact within the RFI (Ms. Stephanie Rearick and Ms. Rebecca Taylor).

12 January 2022 Update

1. A Request for Information (RFI) has been posted. Please note that this is not a solicitation but rather a Request for Information. The United States Air Force solicits responses to the RFI as listed in Attachment: ARTS-V3 RFI January 2022.pdf.

2. Contracting Points of Contact have been updated.

26 October 2021 Update

The following attachments have been added:

1. VADR Cameo Model.mdzip

2. VADR HTML zip

19 October 2021 Update

1. Correction made to Slide 9 on the Industry Day slides:

Industry Day VADR Oct 2021 vfinal 2.pptx

2. Added a Secondary Point of Contact

18 October 2021 Update

Please note the following attachment has been added:

1. Industry Day VADR Oct 2021 vfinal.pptx

30 September 2021 Update

1.1 The Advanced Range Threat System (ARTS V-3) Program Office, AFLCMC/HBZCD, Hill AFB, Utah will be hosting a Virtual Industry Day 19 October 2021, 0800 - 0830 MST, for parties interested in the production of ARTS-V3 design and development. The purpose of the industry day is to provide information on ARTS-V3 recent program developments, provide industry with timelines projected for the program, and communicate program objectives during general session, followed by one-on-one sessions with interested parties to talk about your companies capabilities relevant to V3. Program discussions will remain at the FOUO level.

1.2 Each party must submit a Registration Form (provided) to Kim Vincent at kim.vincent.1.ctr@us.af.mil, with cc to both Rebecca Taylor, rebecca.taylor.13@us.af.mil and Rachael Zack, Rachael.Zack@us.af.mil no later than 13 October 2021. Attendees will be sent a meeting invite through their provided email to virtually attend, via WebEx. The Government requests interested parties make an effort to submit questions regarding ARTS V3 to Kim Vincent with their registration form to allow the government to respond more efficiently during the industry day general session.

1.3 Interested parties desiring to schedule a one on one session with the Government must submit a request via registration form no later than 13 October 2021. One-on-one session time slots will be populated in order of requests (see Industry Day Schedule) and will be held to a maximum of 45 minutes. These sessions will provide contractors opportunity to make the program office aware of capabilities relevant to ARTS V3, and communicate clarification/questions concerning ARTS V3

1.4 Depending on the amount of responses for the one-on-one sessions, the government reserves the right to change the one hour breakout time to accommodate for the number of responders/requesters as well as add additional time slots if needed.

Please see attachments for registration and schedule.

22 July 2021 Update

Please note the following attachments have been deleted as they are no longer relevant for future ARTS-V3 requirements:

1. CUI VADR C5 XC Threats.docx

2. (UNCLASS_FOUO) ARTS V3_Industry Day Delay.pdf

3. Pre-Demonstration Day Questionnaire.docx

Requests for these documents will be denied.

13 July 2021 Update

ARTS-V3 has added the industry day brief that was held 13 July 2021 in attachments.

1. INDUSTRY DAY:

1.1 The ARTS Program Office, AFLCMC/HBZCD, Hill AFB, Utah is holding Virtual Industry Day June 16, 17, 18, 24, and 25 for parties interested in the production of an ARTS-V3 design and development. The purpose of the industry days is to provide information on ARTS-V3's recent program developments, gain a better understanding system requirements with special emphasis on identified threats and communicate program objectives. Program discussions will remain at the FOUO level.

1.2 Each party must submit a Registration Form (provided) to Rachael Zack, no later than 05 June 2020. Attendees will be sent a meeting invite through their provided email to virtually attend, via Microsoft Teams.

1.3 The industry day will consist of a general session and one on one sessions (see Industry Day Schedule). The general session will consist of an ARTS-V3 Program update briefing as described in paragraph 1.1 and question/answer discussions. The Government requests interested parties make an effort to submit questions regarding ARTS-V3 to Rachael Zack by 05 June 2020 to allow the Government to respond more efficiently during the industry day.

1.4 One on One sessions will be for clarifications/questions concerning the ARTS-V3. One on one sessions will be used for contractors to present their capabilities and answer questions posted in RFI. Interested parties desiring to schedule a one on one session with the Government must submit a request via email to Rachael Zack no later than 05 June 2020. One on one session time slots will be populated in order of requests (see Industry Day Schedule). One on one sessions will be held to a maximum of 60 minutes for government/industry feedback with a 15 minute government only huddle after each session is completed. A final Industry Day Schedule will be posted to BETA.Sam on 12 June 2020 outlining each industry partner's timeslots. Depending on the amount of responses for one on one sessions, the government reserves the right to change the one hour breakout time to accommodate for the number of responders/requesters. If there is issue with this approach please notify Rachael Zack of concerns.

2. The points of contact for this notice are:

Rachael Zack

Contracting Officer

801-777-5068

rachael.zack@us.af.mil

3. Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract or agreement. The System Program Office will not be obligated to pursue any particular acquisition alternative as a result of this notice. Responses to the notice will not be returned. Not responding to this notice does not preclude participation in any future solicitation, if one is issued. The government will not provide reimbursement for information provided, travel, and time spent.

RFI and Industry Brief Release

ARTS-V3 has released an RFI and Industry Brief on the Beta Sam site. The Industry Brief is a restricted file that contractors will have to request access to. The program office is requesting RFI responses back by 29 May 20. The program office is also anticipating holding an Industry Day event 7-8 July. Further instructions for the Industry Day event will be posted at a later time. ARTS-V3 is trying to increase communication (especially at Industry Day) with all industry partners, and hear from industry about prototyping and technology demo events. So we encourage Industry representatives to review the RFI and Industry Brief provided and give responses back.

Industry Day - Postponement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the ARTS-V3 team has postponed the V3 Industry Day. The team intends to reschedule the Industry Day event in mid-June to early July timeframe. In the near-term (coming days), the team will be post the latest V3 Industry brief which captures the new V3 focus toward a Rapid Prototype (Section 804) system. See the attachment to this posting, ARTS V3_Industry Day Delay for more information regarding upcoming events and RFIs. NOTE: No Response to this posting is due at this time.

Re-activate Announcement

The purpose of this notice is to re-activate the ARTS-V3 original notice and to update the status of the program based on a Government held Requirements Integrated Product Team (IPT) Review. See the attached ARTS V3_Program Update for further details.

An extension was made to the date for industry reponse to this notice.

An update to the Secondary Point of Contact was also made to this notice

Technical Questionnaire for Current Radar Technology

The Questionnaire posted on September 21st, 2020 is for further market research and is purely informative with the goal to develop reasonable prototype requirements. Please complete the table in section 6 for each technology you feel should be better understood by the ARTS-V3 team. Feel free to reach out for clarification, explain any answers, and submit via classified channels or anything else we can do during these days of CoVid19. Please be aware that the values in this document are not system specifications nor notional requirements and should not be construed as such. Please respond by October 16th, 2020.

Contracting Strategy - Update

The ARTS-V3 Variable AESA Directed Radar (VADR) team has received valuable feedback on radar technology that enable flexible, multiple threat operations. Now that the technical challenges are more understood, the Program Office intends to move forward with Model-based System Engineering (MBSE) as a cost-effective way to ensure all the developing system requirements are met. The PO is looking to set an OTA contracting strategy for industry to complete modeling and simulation, then deliver valid sub-scale and full-scale models for further risk reduction and prior to any production contract. The V3/VADR team would like Industry to be aware that OTA contracts for digital models will be the major focus for the future in FY21.

Once final OTA plans have been made the V3 team intends to release further instructions and details -- either with another announcement or with a town hall event with Industry.

An update to the Secondary Point of Contact was also made to this notice.

Modeling and Simulation Requirements

Per Dr. Roper's, Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, direction for digital acquisitions, the ARTS-V3 is going to pursue more robust modeling and simulation for requirements verification via Cameo No Magic.

CUI - VADR XC Threats

VADR XC Threats have been attached to this posting. This document is marked CUI and will require verification of a valid DD2345 and DD441 prior to release.

Contracting Strategy Update - OTA

ARTS-V3 (VADR) has applied to start multiple risk reduction Modeling and Sim prototype efforts under the C5 OTA consortium to mature and align technologies toward our training and test goals. C5 should be posting an annoucement soon and will request white paper submissions from the consortium -- with an approximately three-week deadline to turn in white papers. All applicable requests for CUI information shall be requested with supporting documentation to be released no later than 5 days following the posting from C5.

Industry Day Announcement (2021)

This posting is to announce an Industry Day for ARTS-V3.

The date of this Industry Day is 13 July 2021 from 8-10 AM MDT. This industry day shall be conducted virtually on WebEx. The purpose of this industry day is for the ARTS-V3 team to provide updates regarding the status of the program in addition to future courses of actions and opportunities that industry may be able to participate in.

Vendors should RSVP to industry day no later than 12 July at 11:00 am MDT. To do so vendors should email Kim Vincent: kim.vincent.1.ctr@us.af.mil with the following information:
Company Name:
Names of anticipated attendees:
Contact POC Email or emails of all anticipated attendees:

Upon receipt of RSVP interested vendors will receive a meeting invite from the ARTS-V3 team.

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Overview

Response Deadline
Feb. 14, 2022, 6:00 p.m. EST (original: June 7, 2019, 3:00 p.m. EDT) Past Due
Posted
March 29, 2019, 11:41 a.m. EDT (updated: Nov. 21, 2022, 12:41 p.m. EST)
Set Aside
None
Place of Performance
Not Provided
Source
SAM

Current SBA Size Standard
1350 Employees
Pricing
Multiple Types Common
Evaluation Criteria
Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA)
Odds of Award
22%
On 3/29/19 AFLCMC Hill AFB issued Sources Sought FA8210-19-R-5003 for ARTS-V3 due 2/14/22. The opportunity was issued full & open with NAICS 334511 and PSC 5840.
Primary Contact
Name
Stephanie Rearick   Profile
Phone
(801) 586-0784

Secondary Contact

Name
Rebecca Taylor   Profile
Phone
(801) 586-6016

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Additional Details

Source Agency Hierarchy
DEPT OF DEFENSE > DEPT OF THE AIR FORCE > AFMC > AIR FORCE LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT CENTER > WEAPONS > FA8210 AFLCMC PZZK
FPDS Organization Code
5700-FA8210
Source Organization Code
500019389
Last Updated
Nov. 21, 2022
Last Updated By
tyler.newey@us.af.mil
Archive Date
Nov. 21, 2022