SOF Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack Radio


Subject: SOF Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack Radio
Solicitation Number: RFINGMP
Notice Type: PRESOL
NAICS: 334220
Notice Published: 11-24-21
Response Due: 12-06-21

Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: U.S. Special Operations Command
Contact: Jennifer S. Pruente This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office Address: TAMPA, FL 33621-5323



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Request For Information: The notice is for informational purposes only IAW DFARS PGI 206.302-1(d). This is not a formal Request for Quote (RFQ) or proposal (RFP). Responses in any form are not offers and the Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has the need to incorporate (via contract modification) four additional Ordering Periods (OP) and increase the ceiling of our current Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, H92222-17-D-0021, for SOF Tactical Communications (STC) Next Generation Man-Pack (NGMP) AN/PRC 167 Radios with L3 Harris Technologies Inc., 1680 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610. The above contract is set to expire on 12 June 2023, and due to significant production delays, SOCOM was not able to enter full rate production until late FY20 vs. early FY 19 as originally planned. Recent COVID 19 transportation issues and forced telework situations have only worsened this situation. Given these delays and the current budget, it would not be feasible to conduct a full Capital Equipment Replacement Program (CERP) by 12 June 2023. Additionally, new requirements to integrate the NGMP into various USSOCOM platforms necessitates integration activities into FY27 to align with all platform schedules. It is also necessary to increase the current contract ceiling value of $255,000,000 to a higher amount, yet to be determined, due to the higher than anticipated proliferation of the NGMP radios because of the new integration requirements. This also created the need for new integration components to support rotary wing aircraft integration. The JNA, once posted, will reflect the amount of increase necessary. The modification will be executed under the authority of FAR 6.302-1(a)(2)(ii), only one source is capable of satisfying the agency's requirements. This determination is based on the fact that L3H is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and sole provider of the NGMP and all associated ancillaries. As such, the NGMP system hardware, software, and associated technical data necessary for production and to provide the related ancillary equipment, training, and sustainment services are proprietary to L3H. Therefore, a follow-on contract from another source would require the wholesale duplication of a solution other than the NGMP, which would require unnecessary extensive and expensive new production and integration efforts, plus developmental and operational testing. Acquiring a second solution would also increase training costs to make warfighters proficient on two radio systems, and the economies of scale inherent in a single solution would also be lost and costs increased. Deployment of a parallel solution could also disrupt combat operations and introduce risks of mission failure. Per FAR 5.207(c)(16)(ii), all responsible sources may submit additional capability statements that will be considered by the agency. Any party responding to this notice shall send clear, factual documentation demonstrating their ability to execute this requirement. All replies must be provided to the Government no later than Monday, December 6th 2021, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. All inquiries and responses concerning this action shall be sent in writing via email to both: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Senders are responsible for ensuring the complete transmission and timely receipt. All inquiries to this notice shall be sent via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..