Airborne Integrated Terminal Group (AITG) Logistics and Product Support Services (ALPSS)

Agency: Department of the Air Force
State: Florida
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • R - Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services
NAICS Category:
  • 541330 - Engineering Services
Posted Date: Oct 11, 2017
Due Date: Oct 25, 2017
Solicitation No: FA8823-18-R-0001
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Added: Oct 11, 2017 12:01 pm
A sources Sought was posted in FedBizOpps (FBO) on 19 August 2016 (FA8823-AITG-ALPSS), which was used for market research. No firms provided statement of capabilities in response to the FBO sources sought posting. The determination by the Government not to open the requirement to full competition based upon the nonresponses to this notice is solely within discretion of the Government.

The contract will be awarded under the authority of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 6.302-1(a)(2) as Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency requirements.

The period of performance will be ten years from 16 March 2018 through 15 March 2028. A One-year base period and nine one-year option periods.

The Government has been contracting with Raytheon Company for the Airborne Integrated Terminal Group since 1998 to the present, on a sole source basis because Raytheon possesses most of the Technical Data Package (TDP) to include recent CM modification program data and source code, and owns special support equipment and facilities. Award to any other source would result in duplication of costs not expected to be recovered through competition. In addition to TDP costs, if awarded to another contractor, the SMC/ESC shared Raytheon laboratory will need to be duplicated to support separate SMC software modification activities, ESC hardware repair activities and ESC crypto modification. Ramp up of a new contractor will impact schedule and negatively impact coordinated integration effort of all modifications currently in progress. Any persons or companies interested in this notice are to respond to the requirements and submit their capabilities to Debra Santos at email: The capabilities statement should address why the company believes that the prior sole source justification is no longer valid. This notice expires 15 days after publication.

The U.S. Department of the Air Force, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Space Logistics Directorate contracting branch (SMC/PKL) located at Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs, CO is contemplating acquisition and award of a single contract for sustaining the Airborne Integrated Terminal Group (AITG) Logistics and Product Support Services (ALPSS) for the ARC-234 radio.

This contract will provide sustainment support for AITG hardware, software maintenance, database maintenance, Systems Engineering Integration, and Test (SEIT), and AITG support data Place of performance is at the contractor's facility. The AITG, ARC-234 is a multiband, multi-mode (single mode of operation at a time with the exception of the independent guard receiver) communications for a broad variety of airborne platforms in support of integrated airborne operations between the United States (US) armed forces and other Department of Defense (DoD) and US Government agencies in both peacetime and in war.

The AITG system of equipment provides the following: Embedded Half-duplex Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) Satellite Communications (SATCOM) dedicated and Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) compliant (MIL-STD- 188, -181B, -182A, -183), Very-High Frequency (VHF) Line of Sight (LOS) Amplitude Modulated (AM) voice with 25-kHz/8.33-kHz channel spacing, embedded voice processing: Continuously Variable Slope Delta (CVSD) and Linear Predictive Coding (LPC-10), Embedded Communications Security (COMSEC) devices: TSEC/KG-84A/C, TSEC/KYV-5, and TSEC/KY-58, Data I/O interfaces, UHF LOS single channel, Co-site performance with RF control, Remote Control Unit (RCU) with user friendly interface, Communications Parameters Update Applications S/W and Airborne qualified. The programs target platforms include the B-2, E-3, EC-130H, and RC-135 US airborne platform users; the US Central Command ground station unit; and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) airborne platforms from Australia (Wedgetail), Canada (Aurora CP-140), and Turkey (Peace Eagle).

There are five main logistics and product support services consisting of hardware sustainment; software sustainment; systems engineering, integration, and test; program management; and configuration control and material/data management. These services are summarized as follows:

a. HARDWARE SUSTAINMENT encompasses services, but not limited, to repair and overhaul the AITG system Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), Shop Replaceable Units (SRUs), and Circuit Card Assemblies. Specifically, the effort includes receiving, inspecting, troubleshooting, failure and trending analysis, repair or replace, test, and calibration necessary to bring the hardware item(s) to a serviceable condition. In addition, all necessary tools, spare parts (equal to or superior to OEM requirements), labor, materials, technical data, facilities, packaging and transportation are provided to accomplish the hardware sustainment effort and delivery of serviceable asset(s) back to the Government.

b. SOFTWARE SUSTAINMENT encompasses services, but not limited, to investigate software problem reports towards a resolution, modify software code to correct faults, improve performance or other attributes; generate software block releases; perform major regression testing; and provide mechanisms for evaluation, controlling, and making software modifications.

c. SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, INTEGRATION, AND TEST encompasses services, but not limited, to determining root cause; providing quick reaction and long-term technical and engineering support for the AITG system; identifying, analyzing, and providing remediation steps for system-level issues such as vulnerabilities, security, parts availability and obsolescence; providing technical studies on feasibility and impacts to the program when accommodating system enhancements; maintaining Item Unique Identification labels on applicable LRUs/SRUs; providing when necessary field support, user-platform installation, and/or on-site technical assistance, response, maintenance, and integration services; maintaining the integrity of the systems interface, systems configuration, and their corresponding technical data baseline; supporting the disposition, investigation, analysis, recommendation, and implementation to resolve the problem reports received (telephone and email) by the hotline/help-desk and from the AITG's tracking report system(s); and supporting the Joint Interoperability Test Command and NSA certification process.

d. PROGRAM MANAGEMENT encompasses service, but not limited, to planning, organizing, providing, and directing the resources necessary to accomplish all logistics and product support requirements sustaining the AITG system in proper working order with the appropriate skill levels and certifications. Capability to provide personnel for services outside of the continental US may be required. A 24/7 availability for emergency response is expected and a hotline/help-desk support to receive, track, and disposition problem reports to their resolution(s).

e. CONFIGURATION CONTROL AND MATERIAL/DATA MANAGEMENT encompasses services to provide and maintain a configuration control program for the system's data, documentation, and material; provide storage, inventory control, and maintenance of Government Furnished Equipment or Property; update corresponding documentation to the changes that resulted from modifying the system's hardware and software configuration baseline such as the system specifications, operation and unit maintenance manual, Computer Based Training, and version description documents; and providing the labor, material, preservation, packaging, packing, transportation, and marking necessary to inspect, test, rework, modify, restore and/or return to ready for issue condition, in accordance with depot-level maintenance procedures.

Contracting Office Address :
483 North Aviation Blvd
El Segundo, California 90245-2808
Place of Performance :
7887 Bryan Dairy Road
Largo, Florida 33777
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Patrick W. Clark,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 719-556-5798
Secondary Point of Contact :
Debra Santos,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 719-556-9891

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