Multi-Channel Manpack (MCMP)
|Agency:||Department of the Navy|
|Level of Government:||Federal|
|Posted Date:||Sep 30, 2017|
|Due Date:||Oct 6, 2017|
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Added: Aug 21, 2017 1:52 pm Modified: Sep 29, 2017 7:11 am Track ChangesREQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)
Document Type: Request for Information/Market Research
Sources Sought: All Businesses - Under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 334220
Closing date for RFI: October 6, 2017
This RFI initiates market research under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10.002(b) (2) (iii). The Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC), Portfolio Manager Command Element Systems (PfM CES), Program Manager Communications Systems (PM CS), Ground Radios (GR) team is seeking industry feedback regarding a multi-channel tactical radio as potential replacement for the AN/PRC-117F in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 (FY19), with testing planned to start in mid-FY 18. The Marine Corps seeks a discussion on Commercial/Non-Developmental Item (NDI) that can meet Marine Corps operational requirements. The purpose of this RFI is to aid in the requirements generation process and to seek feedback from industry on the current status of potential replacements.
This RFI is being issued to all available vendors to collect information regarding industry capabilities to provide all listed items as an entire system.
THIS RFI IS NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS OR PROPOSALS. NO STATEMENT OF WORK, SPECIFICATION, OR REQUIREMENTS PACKAGE IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR RELEASE.
This RFI is a market research tool to determine the availability and adequacy of potential commercial sources prior to determining the acquisition strategy and issuance of a Request for Proposals/Quotations. The Government is not obligated to reimburse, and will not pay, for any information received from potential sources as a result of this RFI. This RFI is for informational and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation for bids or proposals, and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government. The information provided herein is subject to change and in no way binds the Government to solicit for, or award, a competitive or sole source contract.
The Marine Corps intends to replace the AN/PRC-117F with a Commercial/NDI solution that meets National Security Agency (NSA) Communications Security (COMSEC) modernization requirements and possesses improved size, weight, and power (SWAP) attributes. The Multi-Channel Manpack (MCMP) will be configured in both a mounted (track and wheeled vehicles) and dismounted configuration. Radios will be networkable, enabling command and control at the lowest tactical level. The MCMP will leverage commercially available, non-developmental solutions in order to rapidly meet operational requirements.
MANDATORY SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
All specifications are considered to be the threshold (minimum) requirement unless stated as an objective (maximum).
Channels and Frequency Range
Connectors and Interfaces
The radio shall be capable of transmitting and receiving the below waveforms as either a (T) threshold requirement or (O) objective:
Retransmit and Crossbanding
Position and Timing
Vehicle Adapter Kit
Interested parties are requested to provide an information package, addressing their approach to meeting the mandatory requirements listed above, to include the following:
Please send the requested information by e-mail only (Microsoft Word TM or .pdf attachments are preferred) no later than the closing date provided. Information packages and all inquiries shall be emailed to MCSC_MC3_CONTRACTS@usmc.mil. Please place "Attention: Response to RFI for multi-channel tactical radio" in the subject line of your email.
Responses shall be limited to 20 pages, including slick sheets or product brochures. Proprietary information submitted, if any, should be minimized and MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED. To aid the Government, please segregate proprietary information. Please be advised that submissions will not be returned.
Vendors are advised that the Government may use non-Government personnel to assist in collecting and reviewing market information and in providing technical advice to the GR team. Proprietary information submitted in response to this RFI will be protected from unauthorized disclosure as required by Subsection 27 of the Office of Procurement Policy Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 423) (hereinafter referred to as "the Procurement Integrity Act" or "the Act"), and as implemented in the FAR. Supporting personnel are procurement officials within the meaning of the Act and will take all necessary action to preclude unauthorized use or disclosure of vendor's proprietary data.
By submitting a response, a company will be deemed to understand that, and agree to, the Government allowing its support contractor, with the appropriate Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in place, access to any information submitted in relation to this
Contracting Office Address :
2200 Lester Street
Quantico, Virginia 22134
Place of Performance :
2200 Lester Street
Quantico, Virginia 22134
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