The Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps seeks ideas and information regarding an Organic Precision Fires-Mounted (OPF-M) capability for potential contract for prototype efforts actions, which may include traditional Federal Acquisition Regulation based contracts, Other Transaction Authority opportunities, or both.

https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=09ecfdb917d55952a8595e9a48dd2027&_cview=0

The Program Manager Fires (PM Fires), Portfolio Manager, Ground Combat Element Systems (PfM GCES), Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM), seeks industry input to help identify potential sources for an OPF-M system capable of attacking targets at ranges exceeding the ranges of weapons system currently in an organic infantry battalion: (7km) and up to 100 kilometers. PM Fires plans to develop future acquisition strategies that may include a Family of Systems or tiered capability identified by systems attributes and requirements. In the near-term, the PM Fires intends to conduct a limited Field User Evaluation using an OPF-M prototype to inform concepts of employment and capability requirements.

The OPF-M should have the following characteristics:

a. Ease of Command and Control (C2) during flight up to and including impact;
b. Accept and integrate with Government-owned C2 systems and architectures;
c. Controllable from a common tablet (T) and the Target Handoff Systems v2 (O);
d. Able to loiter mid-flight while performing ISR / target recognition;
e. Able to perform Positive Identification (PI) or target identification;
f. Able to engage and attack a variety of targets, to include personnel, armored vehicles, and facilities;
g. Mountable on multiple Marine Corps vehicles using government-furnished or a specified mounting platform
h. Operable and storable in accordance with MIL-STD-810
i. Transportable via commercial air

PM Fires also seeks industry input regarding OPF-M payloads that may perform aerial reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) and perform communications retransmit requirements in order to achieve greater ranges. Small businesses and non-traditional defense contractors with only partial capabilities of this requirement are encouraged to submit their capabilities statement demonstrating the portion of the requirement they are capable of providing.

Vendors currently working with other Government organizations should identify those efforts as well as the Government Points of Contact information.

Any Government Agency that is performing similar or complementary efforts are encouraged to attend the Industry Day and share their insights with our project team.

SUBMISSION REQUEST

Industry partners who believe they possess the qualifications, expertise, and experience should provide capability statements to this RFI by submitting written responses to the POCs listed below NO LATER THAN 3:00 PM EST, on FRIDAY, 1 MARCH 2019.
There is no page restriction associated with this RFI; however, an executive summary, not to exceed five pages, should accompany each submission. Responses may include any advertising or marketing information. Vendors deciding to submit competition sensitive or proprietary information bear sole responsibility for marking the information for appropriate safeguarding. Please include the following information in the response:

a. Company Name;
b. Cage Code & DUNS;
c. Business size for NAICS 334511 (Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing).
d. Indicate whether the company is 8(a) certified, disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, woman-owned, HUB Zone, Native American, or any other Small Business Administration approved designation;
e. Estimated unit and components pricing. (if available)
f. Monthly and yearly production capacity; (if available
g. Material Description. Please identify which requirements the system meets;
h. Technology Readiness Level or Manufacturability Readiness Level (TRL/MRL) (current), TRL/MRL (projections FY18 FY25)
i. Buy American Act compliance.

Interested Vendors should submit questions, comments, and RFI responses via the AMRDEC Safe Access File Exchange (SAFE) (https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/) A “Getting Started Guide” is located on the home page, if needed. Respondents without a DoD Common Access Card may submit as a “guest” in AMRDEC Safe. All attachments must be in Microsoft Office formats or Adobe Acrobat formats. The recipient for all submissions via SAFE is sovanna.sampels@usmc.mil.

Please submit sensitive or proprietary information via USPS by first class mail to: Commander MCSC, Attn: Sovanna Sampels, PM Fires, 2200 Lester St. Quantico, VA 22134. Please also include a courtesy email notification of the shipment to Sovanna Sampels at sovanna.sampels@usmc.mil.

Please submit RFI questions or clarifications NO LATER THAN 3:00 PM EST on FRIDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2019. The Government does not guarantee that it will answer questions received after the deadline. MARCORSYSCOM will post all questions and answers to the Federal Business Opportunities website (https://www.fbo.gov/) by Friday, 22 February 2019.

INDUSTRY DAY

An Industry Day to discuss the OPF-M requirement will occur on 13-14 March 2019 at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) Dahlgren campus, 4224 University Drive, King George, VA 22485. The event will have both open and closed sessions. Government organizations currently developing or interested in similar capabilities are encouraged to respond to this announcement and attend.

All parties interested in participating in the OPF-M Industry Day should email an invitation request to the below points of contact NO LATER THAN 3:00 PM EST on FRIDAY, 01 March 2019 with a subject line reading, “OPF-M INDUSTRY DAY.” The Government will provide further information, to include an agenda, to respondents before the event. Vendors desiring a closed session must identify the need in their invitation request email.

Contracting Office Address:
2200 Lester Street
Quantico, VA 22134

Primary POC:
Ms. Sovanna Sampels
Contract Specialist
sovanna.sampels@usmc.mil
Phone: 703-432-3613

Secondary POC:
Ms. Tammy Wright
Contracting Officer
tammy.wright@usmc.mil
Phone: 703-432-3231

This RFI is for information and planning purposes to assist the Agency with market research. It is not a Request for Proposal, Request for Quotation, or any other form of solicitation. The information herein initiates communication with industry to assess market potential, determine industry interest, and explore industry’s technical capability. No solicitation document exists at this time, and the Government cannot accept as offers any responses to this notice. This notice constitutes no Government obligation to procure any items or issue a solicitation. In addition, the Government has no obligation to pay for information it receives in response to this RFI.

PROPRIETARY DATA

The Government may use information it receives from this RFI to establish future Marine Corps requirements. Vendors submitting competition sensitive or proprietary information bear sole responsibility for marking the information clearly and appropriately for safeguarding.

Disclaimer:
The Government uses non-government, support contractor personnel from Patricio Enterprises, Knowledge Capital Associates, and GID Solutions and their subcontractors as consultants to help collect and review market information. MCSC contractually binds these companies with respect to proprietary information by organizational conflict of interest and non-disclosure clauses. Supporting contractor personnel are procurement officials within the meaning of the Office of Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. § 423) and as implemented in the FAR.

Contracting Office Address:
2200 Lester Street

Quantico, Virginia 22134
United States
Place of Performance:
2200 Lester Street
Quantico, Virginia 22134
United States
Primary Point of Contact.:
Sovanna Sampels,
Contract Specialist
sovanna.sampels@usmc.mil
Phone: 7034323613
Secondary Point of Contact:
Tammy Wright,
Contracting Officer
tammy.wright@usmc.mil
Phone: 703-432-3231