USNTPS Jet Training System

Status
Inactive
Published Date
October 5th, 2023
Response Deadline
December 4th, 2023
Location
Patuxent River, MD, 20670, USA
Notice Type
Sources Sought
Solicitation No.
USNTPS-T38C

Buyer

DEPT OF DEFENSEDEPT OF THE NAVYNAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIR DIVPATUXENT RIVER, MD, 20670-1545, USA

PSC

TRANSPORTATION/TRAVEL/RELOCATION- TRANSPORTATION: AIR CHARTER (V121)

Summary

Sources Sought DEPT OF DEFENSE DEPT OF THE NAVY is seeking information regarding the USNTPS Jet Training System. This system will be used as a key tool for future Test Pilot, Flight Test Engineer, and Systems Test Expert training at the United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS). The Jet Training System (JTS) is considered a graduate-level trainer and must fulfill the requirements set forth in the USNTPS fixed-wing syllabus, including on-deck and airborne handling/flying qualities, performance, and mission systems testing. The Contractor shall be able to field and operate the first aircraft by 1st Quarter, FY27. The aircraft will be required daily to support a total of approximately 1,000 hours per fiscal year, with a minimum of three simultaneous sorties and an average of 15 sorties per standard 5-day week. The Contractor shall also provide support for training USNTPS flight instructors and students, as well as continuous life cycle support for mission computer software, flight publications, maintenance publications, and mission planning systems. Interested parties should submit a capabilities statement package by 04 December 2023 at 11:00AM to Brad Dioguardo and Catrina Farrell.

Description

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWC-AD) Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office (PMA-226) is seeking information regarding industry’s ability to provide aircraft in sufficient quantity as well as to provide Contractor logistical support (e.g. aircraft maintenance, aircraft launch and recovery, training, publications, peculiar support equipment,  etc.) on site in Government provided facilities to be used as a key tool for future Test Pilot, Flight Test Engineer and Systems Test Expert training at the United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS). The aircraft at USNTPS is unofficially being called the Jet Training System (JTS). The JTS is considered a graduate-level trainer and be able to fulfill the requirements set forth in the USNTPS fixed-wing syllabus, to include on-deck and airborne handling/flying qualities, performance, and mission systems testing. The Government is seeking a Contractor Owned Government Operated solution that will meet the requirements below and in Enclosure (1) “USNTPS Jet Training System Requirements.” REQUIREMENTS: The Contractor shall be able to field and operate the first aircraft by 1st Quarter, FY27. In general, the aircraft will be required daily in order to support a total of, approximately, no less than 1,000 hours per fiscal year (to support no fewer than three simultaneous sorties, an average of 15 sorties per standard 5-day week). The Contractor shall also assist USNTPS Aircrew and Systems subject matter experts in developing initial and recurring training to qualify USNTPS flight instructors and students to operate as Aircraft Commanders. The Contractor shall also provide continuous life cycle support for mission computer software, flight publications, maintenance publications, and mission planning systems as well as provide engineering support and data to NAVAIR for generating any required Navy Interim Flight Clearances for basic aircraft operations, instrumentation, and mission systems. The purpose of this Sources Sought (SS) is to determine the acquisition strategy for satisfying this requirement according to the Enclosure (1) “USNTPS Jet Training System Requirements.” The results of this Sources Sought will be used to determine if unrestricted competition or Small Business opportunities exist.  Upon evaluation of industry’s capability statements, if it is determined that this requirement will be an unrestricted competition, the Government intends to evaluate the Small Business responses and conduct further market research to identify subcontracting goals. The anticipated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code to be utilized for this acquisition is 336411 Aircraft Manufacturing. The Product Service Code (PSC) is V121. STATEMENT OF INTEREST AND CAPABILITIES PACKAGE Interested parties may identify their interest and capabilities in response to this Sources Sought notice. Submission requirements are detailed below. Questions regarding Enclosure (1) “USNTPS Jet Training System Requirements” may be provided in your capabilities statement package. All data received in response to this notice, marked or designated as corporate or proprietary, will be protected from release outside the Government. Information and materials submitted in response to this request will not be returned. Classified material shall not be submitted. Interested parties should submit a brief capabilities statement package (no more than fifty (50) one-sided, 8.5x11 inch pages, Times New Roman font of not less than 12 point) demonstrating their capability to perform each of the services listed in this sources sought, to the contracting office. This documentation must address, at a minimum, the following items: Briefly identify your company’s design and development experience, production capability, and capacity to deliver the requirements set forth in this source sought. What is your proposed aircraft solution to meet the requirements set forth it Enclosure (1) “USNTPS Jet Training System Requirements”? Respondents to this notice must also indicate whether they are a large business or qualify as a Small Business concern, Veteran-owned Small Business, Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business concern or Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Concern. Please note that under a Small-Business Set-Aside, in accordance with FAR 52.219-14, the small business prime must perform at least 50% of the work themselves in terms of the cost of performance. If your company is registered in https://sam.gov as a Small, Small Disadvantaged, Women-Owned, HUBZone, or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern, provide an explanation of your company’s ability to perform at least 50% of the tasking for the proposed contract as the prime. What specific technical skills does your company possess which ensures your capability to perform the tasks requested in this sources sought? Provide a description of potential technical/system solutions and Rough Orders of Magnitude that address the required and desired capabilities. Include in your response your ability to possess and maintain minimum secret level facility clearance. SUBMISSION DETAILS Capability statements in response to this sources sought must be electronically submitted in either Microsoft Word or Portable Document Format (PDF), via email, to Brad Dioguardo, bradley.dioguardo.civ@us.navy.mil and Catrina Farrell, catrina.m.vitez.civ@us.navy.mil. The deadline for capability statement submission is 04 December 2023 at 11:00AM. All subsequent documents and publically releasable information will reside on SAM.gov. It is recommended that interested business check https://sam.gov frequently for any updates. DISCLAIMER THIS SOURCES SOUGHT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT. RESPONSES IN ANY FORM ARE NOT OFFERS, AND THE GOVERNMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. NO FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR PREPARATION OF RESPONSES TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY RESPONDENTS TO THIS TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY.

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