News

SPACE BASED INFRARED SYSTEMS LOW SEGMENT CALL FOR INDUSTRY COMMENTS
[Commerce Business Daily: Posted March 04, 1997]

PART:
U.S. GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENTS

SUBPART:
SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL

CLASSCOD:
18--Space Vehicles--Potential Sources Sought

OFFADD:
Hq, Space and Missile Systems Center, SMC/PK,
155 Discoverer Blvd, Suite 1516,
Los Angeles AFB, CA 90245-4692

SUBJECT:
18--SPACE BASED INFRARED SYSTEMS LOW SEGMENT CALL FOR INDUSTRY COMMENTS SOL N/A

DUE 041497

POC Technical Contact Point: Lieutenant Charlie Light, (310)363-0020;
Contracting Officer: Ms Linda S Barnard, (310) 363-6689

DESC: Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Program Office, Advanced Programs Division, is seeking aerospace industry inputs for a SBIRS Industry Day. This synopsis is for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation, nor is it to be construed as a commitment by the Government.

The Government will not pay for any effort expended in responding to this notice. A draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for SBIR Low is intended to be released in 2QFY98. This is anticipated to be followed by a full and open competition for a Pre-EMD phase in 4QFY98, down-select to a single contractor for EMD phase in FY00, and first operational launch in FY04. A three (3) day Industry Day meeting will be held 29 Apr through 1 May 97 at The Aerospace Corporation, Bldg A-1, Room 1062, 2350 East El Segundo Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245. To help meet SBIR Low deployment schedules, the SBIRS Program Office is soliciting ideas for technology investment and acquisition strategies.

All meetings will be held at DoD Secret level. All interested parties are invited to attend days one and two when the government team will present concepts for technology development, system acquisition, and potential system requirements. The SBIRS System of Systems integrating contractor will also brief on the system of systems requirements and SBIR Low requirements flowdown.

A third day will be used to meet individually with potential vendors who submit white papers on technology strategies. The white papers shall be submitted in writing by 14 Apr 97 and should be less than thirty (30) pages. Preparation instructions for Industry Day and the required white paper format will be located in the SBIRS Program Office document library and on the SBIRS Program Office home page of the World Wide Web ( http://www.laafb.af.mil/SMC/MT/sbirs.htm ).

Seating is limited, therefore advance written requests for admittance are required not later than 14 Apr 97 and each contractor will be limited to five (5) representatives. All written responses shall be submitted to SMC/MTKA, 185 Discoverer Blvd, Suite 1315, Los Angeles AFB, CA 90245-4695, Attn Linda Barnard, Contracting Officer. Please contact in writing Ms. Karen Basany to register for the conference at SMC/MTAS, 185 Discoverer Blvd, Suite 1315, Los Angeles AFB, CA 90245-4695, fax (310) 363-6882. All Visitor Clearances should be faxed to the Visitor Control fax at (310) 363-6882. Requests should specify "Attn Calvin Fisher, SBIR Low Industry Day". The government anticipates holding additional periodic meetings to keep potential offerors informed about the state of this acquisition. Hard copies of SBIRS program requirements documents (SBIRS ORD and RAD) and technical descriptions of the SBIR Low Flight Demonstration System, Low Altitude Demonstration System, and government baseline designs will be located in the SBIRS Program Office document library. Visits to this Technical Library will be by request only and will be restricted to three visitors per firm per visit due to space limitations. A catalogue of available documents will be accessable through the SBIRS Program Office web site. Unclassified and non-proprietary documents will also be available through the web site. CD Roms of classified documents may be requested by authorized parties. Contact Ms Linda Jeter at (310) 363-6610, email [email protected] for all library inquiries and authorization. Since access to classified and critical technologies will be required for this effort, we expect that foreign contractors will be authorized only for non-restricted portions of the acquisition. Direct technical questions to Maj Robert Boulware, SMC/MTAS, at (310) 363-0120, email [email protected], and contractual questions to Ms Linda Barnard, SMC/MTKA, at (310) 363-6689, email [email protected] All future announcements, updates, and unclassified information for this program will be available on the SBIRS Program Office home page of the World Wide Web.*****
CITE: (W-063 SN038071)

White Paper Format Outline:

Each vendor who wishes to meet separately with the government team at SBIRS Industry day to discuss technology development plans for SBIR Low Pre-EMD must submit a white paper. The white papers shall be submitted in writing by 11 Mar 97, should be less than thirty (30) pages, and conform to the following outline:

   1.Summary of Contractor Strategy for Technology Integration 
        1.Identify needed technologies 
        2.Provide timelines for projected demonstrations 
        3.Provide justification for demonstrations 
   2.Identify each technology of interest 
        1.Intended system use 
        2.Quantify system benefits (life cycle cost or risk reduction) 
   3.Description of each technology 
        1.Brief (1 paragraph) history 
        2.Development schedule 
        3.Risk assessment 
        4.Cost estimate 
   4.Impact if not completed 
   5.Rationale for suggested investment vehicle (government BAA,
     contractor IR&D, vendor teaming agreement, etc.) 

All papers shall be submitted to SMC/MTAS, 185 Discoverer Blvd, Suite 1315, Los Angeles AFB, CA 90245-4695, Attn Maj Boulware.

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SBIRS Program Office
185 Discoverer Blvd., Ste. 2512
Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA 90245

Page OPR: Lt. Charlie Light
[email protected]
DSN: 833-0020, Commercial (310)363-0020

Page Admin: Mr. Carl Hegedus
[email protected]
DSN: 833-0515, Commercial: (310)363-0515