Digital Signal Processor Inverters for the UH-1Y

Agency: Department of the Navy
State: Maryland
Type of Government: Federal
  • 16 - Aircraft Components and Accessories
Posted Date: Feb 1, 2018
Due Date: Mar 16, 2018
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Opportunity History
  • Original Synopsis
    Feb 01, 2018
    8:35 am
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Feb 01, 2018 8:35 am
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is conducting a market survey of Industry via this Request for Information (RFI) to determine potential interested sources that have the skills, experience, qualifications, capabilities, and knowledge, utilizing methods and technologies to engineer and manufacture Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Inverters for the UH-1Y aircraft that meet specifications listed in Bell-STD-450-947-003B, along with associated logistics requirements. NAVAIR intends to replace all existing Inverters with DSP Inverters. Specifically, NAVAIR is looking for sources that can manufacture DSP Inverters for the UH-1Y aircraft and start delivering those units by 2Q FY19.

NAVAIR intends to use the information provided in response to this RFI to aid in refining its acquisition strategy, budgeting assumptions, statement of work, and performance specifications.

RFI Content: Any written response to this RFI is to be limited to no more than 25 pages (letter size) in length, single-spaced, 12 point font minimum. The response will demonstrate the maturity of the potential contractor's DSP Inverter for the UH-1Y aircraft. The response should include, but is not limited to, the following:

a) A one page company profile to include Small Business Administration (SBA) business size classification, number of employees, Cage Code, DUNS number, NAICS Code, major products, primary customer base, statement on whether your interest in this sources sought is for the purpose of becoming the prime potential contractor or to inquire about subcontracting possibilities, and points of contact who are able to discuss the material submitted

b) A description of the potential contractor's past experience and performance in the design, and qualification of DSP Inverters applicable to the UH-1Y aircraft. This documentation shall address and demonstrate the following:

(1) DSP Inverter designs that are currently in production
(2) A description of the vendors quality control/quality assurance practices
(3) A description of the potential contractor's capability to expand to new product lines, specifically, maximum expected quarterly output of DSP Inverters

c) A detailed description of the proposed construction, materials and procedures used in manufacturing and use of DSP Inverters

d) A description of notional programmatic information including top level schedules and Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) costs necessary to achieve the program, task, and technical objectives of this RFI; provide ROM costs by fiscal year

e) Any other technical information the company deems necessary to aid the Government in making an informed assessment such as: resources available, corporate management, facilities and manning to be assigned to the project, design and systems engineering, design verification, first article and qualification testing, planning, coordinating and conducting tests to prove system performance, systems integration, systems manufacturing, and delivering hardware

Other comments and suggestions regarding the Government's course of action and/or alternatives you may offer are encouraged and appreciated.


The Government plans to request a Technical Data Package (TDP), along with associated drawing packages and repair instructions with Government Purpose License Rights (GPLR), to stand up an Organizational level maintenance effort.

The Government plans to request Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP), with Government Purpose License Rights (GPLR), to stand up Intermediate and Depot level maintenance efforts.

Use of modular open systems hardware, open systems interfaces, and open systems software is highly desirable in the system architecture.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Registration in the Department of Defense (DoD) Central Offeror Registration (CCR) database will be a prerequisite for receiving an award. For more information on the CCR, refer to the CCR website at

RELEASE OF TECHNICAL DATA PACKAGE INFORMATION: This program may include information that has been designated as "Distribution D." and is only releasable to current and approved DoD contractors. In addition, the program may require a procurement effort in certain critical technologies/data that are not releasable to foreign firms. Some documents are under Federal export control for "sensitive" or "controlled" technologies regulated by the U.S. Department of State's International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Data may not be exported without an approval, authorization, or license under E.O. 12470 or the Arms Export Control Act. As such, the documents containing data whose export/transfer/disclosure is restricted by U.S. law and dissemination to non-U.S. persons whether in the United States or abroad requires an export license or other authorization.
Disclosure of the control drawings requires the verification of a current license for the oral, visual, or documentary disclosure of technical data by U.S. persons to foreign persons as defined under by the U.S. Department of State website:

For any foreign firm, the request must include proof of a current and applicable approval, authorization, or license under E.O. 12470 or the Arms Export Control Act if applicable.

Submission Information: No phones call regarding this request will be accepted at this time. Written responses to this RFI are requested to be submitted no later than 4:00 PM (EST)
16 March 2018. Submissions may be e-mailed to Linda A. Hill at

Following evaluation of all RFI responses/Statements of Capability received, the Government will make a determination if they are going to proceed and you may or may not be contacted.

THIS SYNOPSIS IS SOURCES SOUGHT REQUESTING INFORMATION ONLY. IT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. It is a market research tool being used to determine the availability and adequacy of potential business sources prior to determining the method of acquisition and issuance of a Request for Proposal including the use of any appropriate small business programs. The Government is not obligated to and will not pay for any information received from potential sources as a result of this synopsis. This synopsis is for informational and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation for bid 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 contract.
If a solicitation is released it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities website located at It is the potential contractor's responsibility to monitor this site for the release of any follow-on information.

Contracting Office Address:
Department of the Navy
Naval Air Systems Command
21936 Bundy Road, Building 442
Patuxent River, MD, 20670

Contracting Office Address :
Building 441
21983 Bundy Road Unit 7
Patuxent River, Maryland 20670
United States
Place of Performance :
H-1 Program Office/PMA-276
Patuxent River, Maryland 20670
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Linda A. Hill,
Contracts Specialist/Contracting Offcer
Phone: 3017577061
General Information
Notice Type:
Sources Sought
Posted Date:
February 1, 2018
Response Date:
Mar 16, 2018 11:59 pm Eastern
Archiving Policy:
Automatic, on specified date
Archive Date:
March 17, 2018
Original Set Aside:
Set Aside:
Classification Code:
16 -- Aircraft components & accessories
336 -- Transportation Equipment Manufacturing/336413 -- Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing

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