The United States Army is seeking information to assess the marketplace availability and industry capabilities for providing the Next Generation Future Truck (NGFT) to replace the mission sets of the Palletized Load System (PLS) A1, Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4 (pictured above), and the M915 Tractor heavy tactical vehicles.
Intent. Participation in this Request for Information (RFI) is strictly voluntary and responses shall be provided at no cost or obligation to the USG. This RFI is an important opportunity for industry to characterize its ability to support a potential future acquisition strategy for the NGFT program. This RFI, and all information herein, is for informational planning purposes only and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Invitation for Bid. Responses to this RFI will be used by the USG for informational and planning purposes only. Responses to this RFI are not considered to be contractual offers and cannot be accepted by the USG to form a binding contract or agreement nor will any contracts or agreements be awarded from this announcement. Information provided by the USG regarding potential contracts or agreements, as presented in this RFI, are subject to change. Additionally, this inquiry does not bind the USG to solicit for, or award, any contracts or agreements. The USG will not reimburse participants for any costs associated with responding to this RFI. Data submitted to the USG will not be returned and will remain archived as part of historical USG records. Participation in this survey, while important to USG acquisition planners, is neither mandatory nor a requisite for future participation by any contractor in this RFI or any similar RFI or RFP.
RFI Response. Responses to this RFI, including any supporting information, shall be submitted electronically to the email address shown below. For any submissions greater than 10 MB in size send an email notice to the point of contact below. The contract specialist will then issue a file drop-off request through the Department of Defense (DoD) Secure Access File Exchange (SAFE) (https://safe.apps.mil/). The subject line or package must read “(Company Name) Response to NGFV RFI.” Please spell out acronyms in their first instance within the email body and the body of any attached files. Electronic file formats must be compatible with Microsoft Windows 10 software.
RFI Instructions. Thoroughly read the NGFT Capability Summary and Mission Scenario sections of this RFI (Sections 8 and 9 respectively). Answer all of the questions in the Market Questionnaire provided herein. Provide yes/no and numerical responses in the column labeled “Measured Performance” and supporting rationale, comments, and recommendations in the column labeled “Capability Description/Alternative Proposal Description.” Avoid using “not applicable” to the maximum extent possible. If certain USG capabilities are deemed unavailable, or not achievable according to the respondent’s company knowledge, please provide an alternative solution(s) to achieve the USG’s desired capabilities. The respondent is encouraged to provide any additional information that enables a thorough evaluation and provides further insight into the company, product performance, reliability and warranty performance (e.g., company literature, product brochures, etc.).