NEXT-GENERATION AIRBORNE DIRECTIONAL NETWORKING

Agency: DEPT OF DEFENSE
State: Federal
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 12 - Fire Control Equipment
NAICS Category:
  • 541715 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
Posted Date: Nov 7, 2020
Due Date:
Solicitation No: FA875020S7003
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NEXT-GENERATION AIRBORNE DIRECTIONAL NETWORKING
Active
Contract Opportunity
Notice ID
FA875020S7003
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Department/Ind. Agency
DEPT OF DEFENSE
Sub-tier
DEPT OF THE AIR FORCE
Major Command
AFMC
Sub Command
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY
Office
FA8750 AFRL RIK
General Information View Changes
  • Contract Opportunity Type: Presolicitation (Updated)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-05:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
  • Updated Published Date: Nov 06, 2020 02:32 pm EST
  • Original Published Date: Nov 06, 2019 01:21 pm EST
  • Updated Response Date:
  • Original Response Date:
  • Inactive Policy: Manual
  • Updated Inactive Date: Sep 29, 2023
  • Original Inactive Date:
  • Initiative:
    • None
Classification View Changes
  • Original Set Aside:
  • Product Service Code: AJ12 - R&D- GENERAL SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY: PHYSICAL SCIENCES (APPLIED RESEARCH/EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT)
  • NAICS Code: 541715 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
  • Place of Performance:
Description View Changes

NAICS CODE: 541715

FEDERAL AGENCY NAME: Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, AFRL - Rome Research Site, AFRL/Information Directorate, 26 Electronic Parkway, Rome, NY, 13441-4514

BAA ANNOUNCEMENT TYPE: Initial announcement

BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA) TITLE: Next-generation Airborne Directional Networking

BAA NUMBER: FA8750-20-S-7003

PART I - OVERVIEW INFORMATION

This announcement is for an Open, 2 Step BAA which is open and effective until 29 Sep 2023. Only white papers will be accepted as initial submissions; formal proposals will be accepted by invitation only. While white papers will be considered if received prior to 2 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 29 Sep 2023, the following submission dates are suggested to best align with projected funding:

FY20 by 15 Nov 2019
FY21 by 5 Jul 2020
FY22 by 4 Jul 2021
FY23 by 3 Jul 2022

Offerors should monitor the Federal Business Opportunities website at http://www.fbo.gov in the event this announcement is amended.

CONCISE SUMMARY OF TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENT: Seeking innovative research, development, integration, test, evaluation and delivery of technologies/techniques for next-generation, highly-directional, networked aerial layer communications.

Directionality allows focusing a greater amount of radiated energy on an intended receiver, improving interference resistance and/or increasing link capacity. Further, it reduces the amount of energy radiated in directions other than towards the intended receiver, reducing interference with other network nodes (self-fratricide) as well as observability (lower probability of detection/intercept), towards enabling/restoring critical communications functions.

BAA ESTIMATED FUNDING: Total funding for this BAA is approximately $49.8M. Individual awards will not normally exceed 24 months with dollar amounts normally ranging from $100k to $900k. There is also the potential to make awards up to any dollar value as long as the value does not exceed the available BAA ceiling amount.

ANTICIPATED INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: Multiple Awards are anticipated.

TYPE OF INSTRUMENTS THAT MAY BE AWARDED: Awards of efforts as a result of this announcement will be in the form of contracts, grants, cooperative agreements or other transactions (OT) depending upon the nature of the work proposed. In the event that an Other Transaction for Prototype agreement is awarded as a result of this competitive BAA, and the prototype project is successfully completed, there is the potential for a prototype project to transition to award of a follow-on production contract or transaction. The Other Transaction for Prototype agreement itself will also contain a similar notice of a potential follow-on production contract or agreement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION: All white paper submissions and any questions of a technical nature shall be directed to the cognizant Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) as specified below (unless otherwise specified in the technical area):

BAA MANAGER:
Richard Butler
AFRL/RITF
525 Brooks Rd
Rome, NY 13441-4505
Telephone: (315) 330-4372
Email: richard.butler.10@us.af.mil

Questions of a contractual/business nature shall be directed to the cognizant contracting officer, as specified below (email requests are preferred):

Amber Buckley
Telephone (315) 330-3605
Email: Amber.Buckley@us.af.mil

Emails must reference the solicitation (BAA) number and title of the acquisition.

Pre-Proposal Communication between Prospective Offerors and Government Representatives: Dialogue between prospective offerors and Government representatives is encouraged. Technical and contracting questions can be resolved in writing or through open discussions. Discussions with any of the points of contact shall not constitute a commitment by the Government to subsequently fund or award any proposed effort. Only Contracting Officers are legally authorized to commit the Government.

Offerors are cautioned that evaluation ratings may be lowered and/or proposal rejected if proposal preparation (Proposal format, content, etc.) and/or submittal instructions are not followed.

AMENDMENT 1 TO BAA FA8750-20-S-7003

The purpose of this modification is to republish the original announcement, incorporating any previous amendments, pursuant to FAR 35.016(c).

This republishing also includes the following changes:

  1. Part I, Overview Information:
    1. Updates FBO reference to Beta SAM website;
  2. Part II, Full Text Announcement:
    1. Section IV.3.c., updates the mailing instructions;
    2. Section IV.4.b and IV.4.c. updates clause dates;
    3. Section IV.4.e, updated the link to reference the Beta SAM website;
    4. Section VI.1, updates the RI Specific Proposal Preparation Instructions Beta SAM link;
    5. Section VI.7, updates the applicable provisions;
    6. Section VII, updates the AFFARS Ombudsman clause date

No other changes have been made.

SEE ATTACHMENT FOR FULL ANNOUCEMENT DETAILS.

Attachments/Links
Contact Information
Contracting Office Address
  • CP 315 330 7298 26 ELECTRONIC PKWY BLDG 106 RM E125
  • ROME , NY 13441-4514
  • USA
Primary Point of Contact
Secondary Point of Contact
History

Related Document

Nov 6, 2019[Presolicitation] NEXT-GENERATION AIRBORNE DIRECTIONAL NETWORKING
Jan 29, 2020[Presolicitation (Updated)] NEXT-GENERATION AIRBORNE DIRECTIONAL NETWORKING

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