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RFI - Digital Engineering (MEO Epoch 2 - Resilient Missile Warning/Tracking)

Type: Sources Sought • ID: FA8810-RFI-23-02
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Description

Posted: Nov. 21, 2023, 12:49 p.m. EST

Description

  • Call for industry responses to MTC E2 DE responses ONLY.
  • Relevant Previous RFI: FA8810-RFI-23-01
  • The purpose of Missile Track Custody Epoch 2 Digital Engineering (MTC E2 DE) RFI is to continue industry engagement as part of market research in preparation for the upcoming MTC E2 acquisition. SSC is requesting industry input to help guide the program's DE implementation. Epoch 2 intends to leverage DE to streamline the shared evolution of information in a digital environment through connecting models, data, and work. The MTC E2 DE RFI Addendum describes the feedback requested for DE elements of interest for Epoch 2 and beyond. The government requests responses on approach outlined and suggestion for improvement.

Small Business Consideration

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this effort is 541715 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology). The small business size standard is 1000 employees. Participation from small and small disadvantaged businesses is encouraged. SSC's Small Business points of contact can be reached at smallbus@us.af.mil or by phone at (310)-653-1108.

Instructions to Responders

For MTC E2 DE RFI response, please adhere to following instruction in addition to above organization's information:

  • The response is requested be no more than a 10-page document.
  • The program is also interested in example templates, style suggestions, or other RFI relevant content additionally delivered in an UNCLASSIFIED mdzip file format.

Format For Response

SSC will endeavor to respond to all requests in the order that they are received. All email responses to this RFI must include the subject line "MEO Epoch 2 DE RFI Response (company name)". All CUI and/or classified responses to this RFI will be handled via DoDSafe. Please contact the POCs identified below to schedule a transfer.

Any information submitted by respondents to this RFI is strictly voluntary. Please provide your response on company letterhead to the Points of Contact (POC), to both Primary and Secondary POCs, identified below in this RFI. SSC requests that all responses to this RFI be provided as instructed in the RFI no later than 1200, 6 Dec, 2023, PST. Update: The request response date has been extended to 1630, 15 Dec, 2023, PST (ARS).

Primary RFI POC: Lt Rachel Jung rachel.jung@spaceforce.mil

Secondary POCs: Eugene Plotkin -- yevgeny.plotkin.ctr@spaceforce.mil

DISCLAIMERS AND NOTES

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes it does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. This request for information does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. Further, the Government is not at this time seeking proposals and will not accept unsolicited proposals. Responders are advised that the U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this RFI; all costs associated with responding to this RFI will be solely at the interested party's expense. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued. The Government will acknowledge receipt of all submissions but is under no obligation to provide feedback.

All information in response to this RFI that is marked proprietary will be handled accordingly. The Government shall not be liable for or suffer any consequential damages for any proprietary information not properly identified. Proprietary information will be safeguarded in accordance with applicable regulations.

SSC has entered into contracts with the following, but not limited to, Aerospace Corporation, the MITRE Corporation, LinQuest, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Tecolote Research, Integrity Applications Incorporated, QuantiTech Services, Axient Corporation, Alpha Omega Group (AoG), Space EA systems, Stellar Solutions, Exigo, ExoAnalytics, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Integrated Enterprise System Engineering Solutions (IESE). These companies support the Government's Space Force Program Office by performing technical reviews, systems engineering and integration analyses, cost estimation, and other advisory services. Respondents are hereby notified that all responses may be provided to our support contractors for their services to the U.S. Space Force. If the respondent disagrees with the release of its RFI response to any of the aforementioned firms, the respondent must clearly state this restriction in the cover letter accompanying the RFI response.

Foreign firms are advised that they will not be allowed to participate in this acquisition at the prime contractor level; however, provided they are eligible to do business with the US Government they may be eligible to participate at the subcontractor level. The research and test data produced under a resultant contract may contain Military Critical Technology List (MCTL) information whose export is restricted by Export Control Act (Title 22, U.S. Sec 2751, et seq.) or the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (Title 50, U.S.C., App. 2401, et seq.). Request certification and registration from the Defense Logistics Services Center (DLSC), Federal Center, 74 North Washington, Battle Creek, MI 49016-3412 as soon as possible.

Posted: Nov. 17, 2023, 4:33 p.m. EST
Background
The Missile Track Custody Epoch 2 Digital Engineering (MTC E2 DE) RFI is part of market research in preparation for the upcoming MTC E2 acquisition. The purpose is to streamline the shared evolution of information in a digital environment through connecting models, data, and work. The government requests industry input to guide the program’s DE implementation.

Work Details
The RFI requests industry input on various aspects including value-added use cases for implementation, feedback on executing and collaborating in a single program DE environment, suggestions for data protection/data rights, recommendations on maximizing collaboration while maintaining separate digital environments for each contractor, feedback on digital thread approach, effectiveness of digital threads in implementation, priority tools for integration with Cameo, and feedback on models, simulators, emulators, and digital twins. Additionally, it seeks feedback on documentation maturity as entrance criteria to milestone reviews.

Overview

Response Deadline
Dec. 15, 2023, 7:30 p.m. EST (original: Dec. 6, 2023, 3:00 p.m. EST) Due in 5 Days
Posted
Nov. 17, 2023, 4:33 p.m. EST (updated: Nov. 21, 2023, 12:49 p.m. EST)
Set Aside
None
Place of Performance
El Segundo, CA 90245 United States
Source
SAM

Current SBA Size Standard
1000 Employees
Pricing
Multiple Types Common
Est. Level of Competition
High
On 11/17/23 Remote Sensing Directorate issued Sources Sought FA8810-RFI-23-02 for RFI - Digital Engineering (MEO Epoch 2 - Resilient Missile Warning/Tracking) due 12/15/23. The opportunity was issued full & open with NAICS 541715 and PSC AC13.
Primary Contact
Name
Rachel Jung, 1st Lt, USSF
Phone
None

Secondary Contact

Name
Mr. Eugene Plotkin, Aero   Profile
Phone
None

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Additional Details

Source Agency Hierarchy
DEPT OF DEFENSE > DEPT OF THE AIR FORCE > AFSPC > SPACE AND MISSILE COMMAND > SPACE SYSTEMS2 > FA8810 REMOTE SENSOR SYSTEMS PKG
FPDS Organization Code
5700-FA8810
Source Organization Code
500038475
Last Updated
Nov. 21, 2023
Last Updated By
alexander.siangpipop.1@spaceforce.mil
Archive Date
Dec. 30, 2023