Attachment 3- EDS Third e-Industry Day Announcement.pdf


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Explosive Detection System (EDS) E-Industry Day Announcement: TSA25-04-03614 1 Third TSA e-Industry Day Participant Requirements for Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) Track 1 Functional Requirements Document (FRD) Serial Number: TSA25-04-03614 Important Dates Event Date Submission Requirements e-Industry Day Registration deadline July 16, 2021, 3PM EDT 3 representatives and entrance criteria – See See Section 7.0 for details e-Industry Day August 3, 2021 N/A- See Section 3.0 for details Questions/Feedback Due August 10, 2021, 5PM EDT N/A- See Section 8.0 for details 1.0 Introduction The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hosting a third e-Industry Day for the Electronic Baggage Screening Program (EBSP) Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) Competitive Procurement 2 (CP2) Qualified Product List (QPL) for EDS Functional Categories Type I (FC1) and Type II (FC2), Track 1. The goal of this e-industry day is to communicate and discuss the changes to TSA’s test strategy for the EDS-CP2 Track 1 system qualification process. 2.0 Purpose: In order to advance security capabilities, TSA’s Acquisition Program Management (APM) office is seeking EDS that offer improved detection, lower false alarm rates, higher throughput, enhanced functionalities, and improved system performance. The purpose of this Industry Day is to discuss proposed changes to the system qualification process and collect vendor feedback on the proposed process. The desired outcome is for the program to realize a more collaborative testing framework so that critical problems and issues can be identified and corrected earlier. 3.0 Event Description: Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Location: The third e-Industry Day event will be held through CISCO WebEx. TSA will provide information on how to attend prior to the event. TSA intends to cover its updates, expectations, requirements, and milestones for EDS qualification activities. Question and answer discussions will be held at the end of each topic to ensure that TSA and attendees are in alignment with expectations. Explosive Detection System (EDS) E-Industry Day Announcement: TSA25-04-03614 2 4.0 Agenda and Meeting Materials: The meeting presentation will be sent out two (2) weeks prior to the event for review by the attendees. The agenda will be finalized and sent out to all registered attendees prior to the event and delivered alongside the meeting invitation. 5.0 Required Criteria for Attendance: Participation in this e-Industry Day is limited to (a) current TSA Checked Baggage EDS manufacturers, (b) potential TSA Checked Baggage EDS manufacturers, (c) third party screening technology manufacturers and (d) potential explosives detection algorithm developers that have analogous experience in technology readily adaptable to the checked baggage environment. In order to be considered for attendance, each company must submit a short summary of the company background including any relevant EDS projects and other pertinent information that will show a, b, c, or d above. The total page count for this Project List and Summary shall not exceed one (1) page, per Section 7 below. Attendance at this event is subject to TSA’s sole review and discretion. Note: If your company registered and attended the first EDS-CP2 Track 1 FRD e-Industry Day on 8/24/2020 or the second EDS-CP2 Track 1 FRD e-Industry Day on 1/19/2021, your company does not have to resubmit a new summary. Please make sure a list of attendees is provided and registered, per Section 6 below. 6.0 Registration: Virtual space is limited, therefore registration for this e-Industry Day will be on a first come, first served basis. Satisfaction of the Required Criteria for Attendance, registration for the event, and acceptance by TSA is required. Due to space limitations, attendance is limited to only three (3) representatives from each accepted organization. Attendees shall register electronically by submitting the required information specified below to the following email address: no later than 3:00 PM EDT on Friday, July 16, 2021. Note: If you attended the e-Industry Days on 8/24/2020 or 1/19/2021, you are still required to register for this new e-Industry Day event. Explosive Detection System (EDS) E-Industry Day Announcement: TSA25-04-03614 3 7.0 Entrance Criteria: Description Format Institution/Company Name and Institution/Company Type (i.e. manufacturer, academia, private sector organization, small business, non-profit organization, FFRDS, Department of Energy National Laboratory, or other federally funded entity) (1 page) Password Protected Microsoft Word or Excel* Names, Titles, and Contact Information of Representatives (Limited to three (3) persons. Contact information must include phone number and email address) (1 page) Password Protected Microsoft Word or Excel* Project List and Summary See Section 5.0 for required information (1 page) Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF *Can be combined into one (1) document. Email password separately. Due to TSA restrictions on the size of email, ensure that all emails submitted are less than 5MB. If the submission exceeds 5MB, please divide into multiple emails and include in the subject line the Institution/Company name and # of # emails. There will be no exceptions to the time and date on which responses are due, unless determined otherwise by the Government. TSA will send a confirmation email with e-industry day details and any required documents to those who are accepted by TSA to attend this third e-Industry Day. 8.0 Post e-Industry Day Vendors are allowed to submit questions and/or feedback regarding Industry Day via email to, no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 if desired. TSA does not anticipate providing responses to post e-Industry Day feedback submissions. **Disclaimer- This e-Industry Day is being held for market research and vendor engagement. Attendance is voluntary and the Government will not pay for attendance or travel. Vendors responding to this announcement are solely responsible for any and all expenses associated with their responses to this announcement and with attendance. **