Airfield Lighting Controllers

Agency: Department of the Navy
State: New Jersey
Type of Government: Federal
Caegory:
  • 62 - Lighting Fixtures and Lamps
Posted Date: Oct 11, 2017
Due Date: Nov 13, 2017
Solicitation No: N6833518R0010-RFI
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Solicitation Number :
N6833518R0010-RFI
Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Oct 11, 2017 2:04 pm
This Request for Information (RFI) is for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a Request for Proposal. It shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to award a contract as a result of this request for information.
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Naval Air Warfare Center Lakehurst NJ (NAWCADLKE) is requesting information from industry in order to identify airfield lighting manufacturers capable of producing airfield lighting controllers for runways and taxiways to be integrated into the US Marine Corps Expeditionary Airfield (EAF) Legacy Hardwired Lighting System. The EAF Legacy Hardwired Lighting System has been in service for over 30 years. The legacy controller is nearing obsolescence, leading to capability gaps and an inability of continued support. In order to address these issues, while still accomplishing the mission, NAVAIR is considering integrating an airfield lighting controller with the legacy constant current regulators. Broad industry participation is desired but NAVAIR is keenly interested in designs that are currently in production or near production. Material identified as Company Proprietary provided in response to this RFI will be treated as such by the Government.
1. PURPOSE: This notice is part of Government Market Research, a process for obtaining the latest information on the art of the possible' from industry with respect to their current and near-term abilities. All company proprietary information contained in the response shall be separately marked. Any proprietary information contained in response to this request that is properly marked will be properly protected from unauthorized disclosure. The Government will not use proprietary information submitted from any one firm to establish the capability and requirements for any future systems acquisition so as to not inadvertently restrict competition.

2. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this Request for Information (RFI) are to identify responsible sources and interested parties who can provide airfield lighting controllers that may or may not be compliant with FAA Advisory Circular 150/5345-3 (Specification for L-821, Panels for the Control of Airport Lighting Control or FAA Advisory Circular 150/5345-56 (Specification for L-890 Airport Lighting Control and Monitoring System.)


3. BACKGROUND: The mission of the NAVAIR EAF program is to equip the US Marine Corps to support Naval Aviation with the flexibility and capability to rapidly deploy and establish survivable, self-sustaining airfields in austere, expeditionary operating environments. The EAF Concept is a shore-based, aviation weapons support system which permits deployment of landing force aircraft within effective range of ground forces. This concept allows for the construction of portable, reusable, forward-deployed airfields that can be assembled in a building block concept for the rapid introduction of air power. The EAF family of systems supports a myriad of airfield configurations, ranging in size and complexity from single-aircraft vertical take-off and landing sites, to short runways for tactical aircraft, to extended runways for heavy cargo lift, through the deployment of airfield surfacing systems, expeditionary arresting gear, airfield terminal guidance systems and airfield lighting and marking systems. The EAF Legacy Hardwired Lighting System has been in service for over 30 years.


4. REQUEST: Companies interested in participating are asked to respond to this RFI with a specification of their commercial Airport Lighting Controller. NAVAIR would also like to gain insight from industry on several areas. Please provide and/or describe the following:
a) Describe salient characteristics and notional interfaces of the commercial airfield lighting controller.
b) Describe any communication protocol and whether it is open source or proprietary.
c) Describe the user's ability to configure the airfield lighting controller based on the unique requirements of an individual airport and/or capabilities available. Describe any customizable capability, if any, that must be done by the manufacturer.
d) Describe the hardware platform and Operating Systems being utilized (if applicable).
e) Describe the wireless network and any redundancy capability (if applicable.)
THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. It is not a Request for Proposal, a Request for Quotation, an Invitation for Bids, a solicitation, or an indication that the PMA251 Program Office or NAVAIR will contract for the items contained in the RFI. NAVAIR will not pay respondents for any information generated for or provided in response to this RFI. The Government will not reimburse the respondent for any costs associated with the information submitted in response to this request, nor will the Government compensate any respondent for any costs incurred in developing the information provided to the Government. The Government will not release any information marked with a Proprietary legend, received in response to this RFI, to any firms, agencies, or individuals outside of the Government without written permission in accordance with the legend. Submit your response in a Microsoft Word or compatible format document in no more than twenty single-sided, single-spaced pages, 12-point, Times New Roman font, using a minimum of one-inch margins.

Contracting Office Address :
Contracts Department
Hwy. 547 Attn:B562-3C
Lakehurst, New Jersey 08733-5083
Primary Point of Contact. :
Rene Brown
Phone: 732-323-2780
Fax: 732-323-2359

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