Space Systems Command (SSC) Resilient Missile Warning/Missile Tracking (MW/MT) Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Epoch 2 Draft Request For Proposal (dRPP)Epoch 2 SVs

Subject: Space Systems Command (SSC) Resilient Missile Warning/Missile Tracking (MW/MT) Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Epoch 2 Draft Request For Proposal (dRPP)Epoch 2 SVs
Solicitation Number: FA8810-RFI-24-0003
Notice Type: SRCSGT
NAICS: 541715
Notice Published: 05-14-24
Response Due: 05-15-24

Agency: Department of the Air Force
Contact: Rachel Jung, 1st Lt, USSF This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office Address: EL SEGUNDO, CA 90245-2808
Place of Performance: El Segundo, CA 90245

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Update # 9 20240514 (ARS - PCO) ALCON, The E2 team has identified additional one-on-one availabilities and have determined the best use of those additional slots is to meet with OPIR payload providers.Payload vendors who were planning on attending a one-on-one with a prime can now elect to meet directly with the Government without attending with a prime. Please reach out to the POCs to schedule your one-on-ones. _______________________ Update # 8 20240506 (ARS - PCO) ALCON, Updated E2 GRA Model We have made updates to our initial model. We recommend re-download the whole model packages from the Bidder's Library (DoD Safe request to Lt Jung if your application is still in works). Going forward, we will provide specific changes made to the model via Change page (as well as the Bidder's Library). This will ensure proper version control, however, please redownload to ensure a baseline is utilized. Draft RPP Response Due Date Extension Weve received a few requests from industry for a response due date extension. We understand your need for more time, and we appreciate your dedication and hard work to provide us with well-drafted response. With that, we are extending the 10 May deadline to (noon - 1200) 15 May. Please keep in mind that we appreciate your responses as soon as they are ready; this will allow our team the time to thoroughly review all your responses. Receiving all the responses on the same date will make it very difficult for E2 team to provide thorough review before our 1-on-1 meetings. 1-on-1 interest submit by COB 5/8 please continue to coordinate with Lt Jung on 1-on-1 scheduling _______________________ Update # 7 20240429 (ARS - PCO) ALCON, Please see attached Read-Ahead slides for tomorrows Mini-Industry Day at 1000 Pacific Time. Also note that attached slides do not include CUI information. The slides with CUI information are posted on E2 Live Link Bidders Library and will also be presented tomorrow during the event. _______________________ Update # 6 20240426 (ARS - PCO) BLUF: Please limit number of dial-ins on MS TEAMS to two (2) accounts per firm for Mini-industry days. Please contact Rachel prior to Tuesday This is a reminder that MEO Epoch 2 Mini-Industry Day will be on Tuesday 30 April, starting at 1000 Pacific time. To ensure bandwidth/latency of the meeting is not degraded, please limit the number of dial-ins on MS TEAMS per firm to two (2) people. Since the content presented will contain CUI information, you must send the name of two dial-ins from your company to Lt Rachel Jung, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at least an hour prior to the event start. The email to Lt Rachel Jung must contain below information: Company Name CAGE CODE Name of two attendees and their company emails On the day of the meeting, please enter the meeting room at least 10 minutes prior to the meeting start time. Once you enter the meeting room, you must set your meeting name to: COMPANY_CAGE_LAST NAME You will be admitted to the meeting room in arriving order, upon E2 team checking your company name, CAGE code, and attendees last name on file. _______________________ Update #5 20240423 (ARS - PCO) BLUF: Mini-industry date change from 29 April to 30 April ALCON, Apologies for the inconvenience, dut to some logistical and scheduling conflicts, we had to shift the mini-industry day from Monday 29 April to Tuesday 30 April. All interested are welcome to join. If you have any questions, please reach out to Lt Rachel Jung (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Call-in details are listed here: Date: 30 April 2024 Time: 1000-1200 Pacific Time Location: Microsoft Teams Teams Link/Information: Please use below Teams information. Read-aheadwill be provided upon request and will be posted on Epoch 2 Live Link Bidders Library after the meeting. Microsoft Teams Meeting ID: 993 915 249 72 Passcode: 2VzE2q Or Dial-in by phone: +1 410-874-6750,,304164931# United States, Odenton Phone conference ID: 304 164 931# _______________________ Update #4 20240422 (ARS - PCO) BLUF: software package available upon request & uploading a Q&A answered by the E2 team ALCON, Python Software Bundle for M&S SOW Available upon Request(required to sign Software License Agreement) Note: As part of the M&S SOW, contractor will need to use the Python Software Bundle to integrate, test and deliver their (1) Clutter Suppression and Rep Return and (2) 2D Tracker models, or their (3) Combined model in. Directly contact POCbelow for details/questions/how to obtain software: POC: Mr. Richard Yau, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -------------------------------------- Question: Are there any classified documents associated with this dRPP? Answer:Nothing new was added, all classified docs remain the same from 1 April _______________________ Update #3 20240419 (ARS - PCO) ALCON, The E2 Team has released the Draft Request for Prototype Proposal on the Bidder's Library. This release includes two additional documents: draft solicitation (instruction to offerrors and evaluation criteria) and the draft model agreement. Please review the documents and the subsequent Government Letter to Industry (attached to this posting). This RFI is hereby amended and updated to reflect as the dRPP release. The Government urges all interested industry partners to gain access to the Bidder's Library, if not completed already. Should there be any questions, please reach out to the POCs listed. _______________________ Update #2 20240409 (ARS - PCO) ALCON, The Space Development Agency (SDA) has released a relevant RFI seeking input on the forthcoming Optical Communication Terminal (OCT) standard v.4.0. Epoch 2 intends to integrate OCT 4.0 as a requirement for all space vehicles. The Government encourages review of SDAs RFI to further understand OCT 4.0. SDA-SN-24-0012 _______________________ Update #1 20240408 (ARS - PCO) A question was asked and was answered by the E2 team. Question : In the Epoch 2 Program Management Office Update to Industry dated January 2024, the draft schedule indicated proposals would be due 60 days after final RFP release. The most recent Draft schedule released does not provide a due date for final proposals. Is a similar timeline of 60 days still planned for final proposal submittal? Answer: When the formal RPP is released, the Government intends to maintain a similar 60 days still planned for final proposal submittal. _______________________ ALCON, BLUF: This RFI is for Epoch 2 Space only. Draft RPP-level technical documents are being released via Bidder's Library by 1200 on 2 April 2024. Draft RPP to be released week of 15 April via Bidder's Library. Response requested - see letter to industry attached for more information. Related RFIs: SDA-SN-24-0012 (SDA OCT 4.0) FA8810-RFI-23-01 (original technical data release) FA8810-RFI-23-02 (digital engineering) FA8810-RFI-24-0001 (updated technical data release) FA8810-RFI-24-0002 (10 U.S.C. 4022 requirements request) FA8810-RFI-24-0004 (MEG O&I technical data release) Please note, all documents will be available on the Bidder's Library by 1200 PDT 2 April 2024.If your firm has not started the request for access to the Bidder's Library, please do so immediately as all future documents (all updates to all documents, draft RPP, and formal RPP) will be released there. If your firm's access request to the Bidder's library is currently being reviewed by the Government, please reach out to the Lt Rachel Jung or Ms. Heather Tackett for a path forward. If your firm has not started the request for access to the Bidder's Library, your request to receive information will not be processed until a request for access to the Bidder's Library is received. Instructions to receive access to the Bidder's Library may be found inFA8810-RFI-24-0001 (updated technical data release). The Government appreciates your patience on this matter, our goal is to ensure a streamlined platform for information delivery once all interested parties have access to the Bidder's Library. Please continue to monitor for any updates that may be forthcoming. Attached is The Government's letter to Industry. Enclosed are Government queries, instructions to receive classified information, and instructions to respondents. Other requests:If your firm has not responded toFA8810-RFI-24-0002 (10 U.S.C. 4022 requirements request), this will assist The Government in market research and planning purposes. The Government kindly requests that all interested parties review and respond prior to 10 April. Program Office POCs: Primary RFI: Lt Rachel Jung This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Alternate: Dr. Dave Heinrich This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Alternate: Heather Tackett This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Contracting Office POCs: Primary: Ms. Alina Grecu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Alternate: Capt Alexander Siangpipop This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Projected Timeline Technical Release (SV) 1 April 2024 E2 Gov Ref Architecture MBSE Model Week of 15 April Draft RPP Release (SV) Week of 15 April Mini-Industry Day, Gov Brief (SV) week of 22 April Draft RPP Responses due (SV) 10 May One on Ones in person (SV) week of 20 May Formal RPP Release week of 8 July Please monitor SAM.Gov for further updates. DISCLAIMERS AND NOTES THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes; it does not constitute a Request for (Prototype) Proposal (RPP/RFP) or a promise to issue an RPP/RFP in the future. This request for information does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. Further, the Government is not at this time seeking proposals and will not accept unsolicited proposals. Responders are advised that the U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this RFI; all costs associated with responding to this RFI will be solely at the interested partys expense. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future RPP/RFP, if any is issued. The Government will acknowledge receipt of all submissions but is under no obligation to provide feedback or integrate respondents contributions. All information in response to this RFI marked proprietary will be handled accordingly. The Government shall not be liable for or suffer any consequential damages for any proprietary information not properly identified. Proprietary information will be safeguarded in accordance with applicable regulations. SSC has entered into contracts with the Aerospace Corporation, the MITRE Corporation, LinQuest, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Tecolote Research, American Systems Corporation, InSPIRE, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Axient Corporation, Space EA Systems, Stellar Solutions, ExoAnalytics, Booz Allen Hamilton, The Tech7 Company, Gemini Technologies LLC, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Odyssey Systems, New Bridge Partners, Sandia National Labs, Space Dynamic Lab, and Software Engineering Services. These companies support the Governments Space Force Program Office by performing technical reviews, systems engineering and integration analyses, cost estimation, and other advisory services. Respondents are hereby notified that all responses will be provided to our support contractors for their services to the U.S. Space Force. If the respondent disagrees with the release of its RFI response to any of the aforementioned firms and their subcontractors, the respondent must clearly state this restriction in the cover letter accompanying the RFI response. Foreign firms are advised that they will not be allowed to participate in this acquisition at the prime contractor level; however, provided they are eligible to do business with the US Government they may be eligible to participate at the subcontractor level. The research and test data produced under a resultant contract may contain Military Critical Technology List (MCTL) information whose export is restricted by Export Control Act (Title 22, U.S. Sec 2751, et seq.) or the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (Title 50, U.S.C., App. 2401, et seq.). 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