The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, MD intends to award a sole source hardware and sustainment contract to Insitu Inc., 118 E. Columbia River Way, Bingen WA, in support of the Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program, PMA-263. This Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract will have Firm Fixed Price (FFP) task orders to procure RQ-21A Blackjack UAS (Blackjack) and ScanEagle UAS (ScanEagle) hardware and associated services for PMA-263's domestic and international customers.
The type of supplies and services to be procured under the IDIQ is anticipated to include, but will not be limited to, Blackjack and ScanEagle air vehicles; payloads; turrets; spares and support equipment; hardware; training; test and engineering; development of change requests and associated engineering change proposals; operations support; Organizational Level (O-Level) maintenance; Field Service Representative (FSR) services; land and ship site surveys; hardware site activation; hardware installs; repairs; program management; and the development of noncommercial technical data and software.
Insitu, Inc. is the sole designer, developer, and manufacturer of the Blackjack and ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, and is therefore the only known source available with the requisite technical knowledge, experience and tooling to perform the efforts described herein to satisfy the Government's requirement. The Government has not yet obtained the data necessary, such as manuals, drawings, software interface controls, and interface control documents, to maintain the RQ-21A Blackjack and ScanEagle. As such, the Government does not have sufficient rights in technical data to use in a competitive solicitation. This requirement will be procured in accordance with Title 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) and FAR 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.
Small businesses interested in subcontracting possibilities may contact Jim Lambo, 509-493-6565, Insitu, Inc. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under authority of FAR 6.302. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement
This synopsis is published for information purposes only. (THIS NOTICE IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS). A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. There are no commitments by the Government to issue any solicitations, make an award or awards, or to be responsible for any monies expended by any interested parties before award of a contract for the efforts mentioned above. Information provided herein is subject to change and in no way binds the Government to solicit for or award a contract. No telephone responses will be accepted. Full article:
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