Given the significant rise in sales and capabilities, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have quickly become a security concern due to the ease with which they can aid in intelligence gathering and/or be used as a malicious delivery platform. Federal agencies responsible for protecting facilities, personnel, and critical assets have begun realizing the immediate need for counter systems to these UAS. DHS S&T is interested in researching, testing, and evaluating mitigation capabilities for CUAS technologies. This RFI seeks to identify candidate commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) CUAS technologies and systems for evaluation in calendar year 2019, to aid in acquisition and deployment decisions.

The Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate acting through Sandia National Laboratories is soliciting information from potential manufacturers on their CUAS technologies. This RFI seeks to identify candidate COTS CUAS technologies and systems for evaluation in calendar year 2019 to aid in acquisition and deployment decisions. The RFI consists of a questionnaire designed to help DHS collect technical product information on CUAS systems that will allow sorting and filtering for a number of potential applications.

The information, data, comments, or reactions obtained may be used as research for a future solicitation. This RFI does not constitute and Invitation for Bid, Request for Proposal, or Informal Request for Bid or Proposal and is not to be construed as a commitment by DHS S&T.

The nine-page RFI questionnaire is located here – CUAS_RFI.docx

Questions and clarification requests on the RFI should be sent to the Point of Contact (shbrook@sandia.gov) by 27 November 2018.  Responses to the RFI should be sent to the Point of Contact (shbrook@sandia.gov) by 5 December 2018.

DHS S&T will review all responses received. If DHS S&T decides to issue a solicitation for commodities or services, the procurement will be conducted in accordance with U.S. Government Procurement laws, rules, and guidelines.