The NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVAIR), Program Executive Office for Tactical Aircraft Programs (PEO(T)), is soliciting White Papers for emerging technologies, demonstrations, and capabilities in the following areas:

(1) Readiness Improvements

(2) Speed to the Fleet

(3) Integration and Interoperability (I&I)

(4) Other technologies or capabilities.

This notice constitutes a NAVAIR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) contemplated in FAR 6.102(d)(2)(i). This announcement and any modifications to this announcement will be open through (16 April 2019), in the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps). Per N00019-18-R-0007, UNCLASSIFIED proposed White Papers shall be submitted to: NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Michele Estep, Patuxent River, MD. One UNCLASSIFIED soft copy shall be submitted to michele.estep@navy.mil. There will be no formal Request for Proposal (RFP) or other Solicitation issued with regard to this requirement. The Navy reserves the right to select for award any, all, part, or none of the responses received. The BAA is an expression of interest only and does not commit the Government to pay any proposal preparation costs for responding to this BAA. Responses should be forwarded at no cost to the Government. The cost of preparing proposals in response to this announcement must be in accordance with the provisions of FAR 31.205-18.

This BAA is a follow-on to BAA N00019-17-R-0070 which was posted to FedBizOps on 10 February 2017. In response to BAA N00019-17-R-0070 over 140 White Papers were submitted and evaluated by PEO(T) with several White Papers that addressed pressing fleet needs proceeding into Phase II. In an attempt to spur similar interest under BAA N00019-18-R-0007, a PEO(T) Industry Collaborative Exchange will be conducted to provide industry an opportunity to learn about the threats facing PEO(T) programs currently and through 2024 timeframe, the need to improve readiness, I&I, and delivering other capabilities to the warfighter quickly, as well as the technology needs of PEO(T) Program Managers. The PEO(T) Industry Collaborative Exchange will be held on 15 and 16 May 2018 at MITRE in McLean, Virginia. The address is 7515 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102. The Industry Collaborative Exchange is open to companies that have developed or are developing new and innovative capabilities that have a direct application to PEO(T) programs. Only contractors performing a current DoD contract containing a DD254 will be allowed to the meeting. The meeting will be held at the Secret Level and only those with proper clearance will be permitted to attend. In order to participate in the PEO(T) Industry Collaborative Exchange, please register via the Industry Day Website: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/index.cfm?i=390687&k=0168420F7350 no later than 09 May 2018, if your information is not submitted by this date you will not be allowed to attend the meeting. Due to space limitations, each company is limited to two (2) participants per Sector, Division, or Business Unit, up to a maximum of five (5) participants per company. Registration will be based on a first come, first served basis with a maximum number of 150 industry participants. Attendees will need to be pre-cleared (Secret level). Attendance at the scheduled Industry Collaborative Exchange and any discussions/release of information is strictly voluntary. The Government will not pay for any information provided or costs associated with travel.

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