Request for Information (RFI) - Maritime Underwater Threat Attachable Neutralizer (MUTAN)

Status
Inactive
Published Date
October 5th, 2023
Response Deadline
November 17th, 2023
Location
MD, 20640, USA
Notice Type
Special Notice
Solicitation No.
N0017424SN0004

Buyer

DEPT OF DEFENSEDEPT OF THE NAVYNSWC INDIAN HEAD DIVISIONINDIAN HEAD, MD, 20640-1533, USA

Summary

Request for Information (RFI) - Maritime Underwater Threat Attachable Neutralizer (MUTAN): The Department of Defense, specifically the Department of the Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division, is seeking a commercially available Maritime Underwater Threat Attachable Neutralizer (MUTAN) system. This system includes a mechanical attachment system, a disruptor tool, and an initiation device. The MUTAN system will be integrated onto various remotely operated vehicle (ROV) platforms for remote emplacement. The MUTAN system is intended to attach to and neutralize a wide range of target materials and threats in various maritime environments. The U.S. Government is requesting information on mature MUTAN systems that are commercially available. Interested vendors are encouraged to provide detailed information on their MUTAN system capabilities and performance, including specifications, technology used, performance characteristics, cost, limitations, hazards, special requirements, and any special features or capabilities. Submissions are due by November 17, 2023, and should be sent electronically to Trenton Spencer, Matt Zalesak, and Brit Miles.

Description

Summary: Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) is seeking a commercially available Maritime Underwater Threat Attachable Neutralizer (MUTAN) system to include a mechanical attachment system, a disruptor tool, and an initiation device. The MUTAN system will be integrated on to various ROV platforms to be used for remote emplacement. The MUTAN systems are expected to support attachment to and neutralization of a wide range of target materials and threats in a wide range of maritime environments. The information provided to the U.S. Government as result of this notice will provide the Navy with information on underwater attachable neutralization payload systems that are commercially available. This RFI is seeking mature MUTAN systems and is not considering systems requiring significant further development at this time. This is a Request For Information (RFI): This synopsis does not constitute a Request for Proposal, nor does it restrict the Government from an ultimate acquisition approach. This synopsis should not be construed as a commitment by the Government for any purpose. Requests for solicitation will not receive a response. All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any input as a result of this market survey. The U.S. Government is not obligated to notify respondents of the results of this sources sought. If a formal solicitation is generated at a later date, a solicitation notice will be published. No award will be made as a result of this sources sought. Description: This RFI solicits solutions and interest from vendors who have a mature (DoD TRL 6-9) MUTAN system (mechanical attachment system, an integrated disruptor tool, and an initiation device) solutions and requests more detailed information on their MUTAN system capabilities and performance.  Results from this notice will provide the Navy with information on MUTAN solutions that are commercially available. Vendors should provide as much of the following information as possible for their Maritime Underwater Threat Attachable Neutralizer (mechanical attachment system, integrated disruptor, and initiation device): General Information System Nomenclature Name and Model Number Current Hardware and Software Version Primary Subsystems Attachment Device Neutralizer(s) Initiation System Picture Specifications (may be presented as a spec sheet, but should include the following at a minimum) Size Exterior dimensions Operational configuration When packaged Weight in pounds (with batteries installed) in air Weight in pounds in water for in-water components Power requirements Indicate the type of battery or power supply used Highlight if the system requires other than standard U.S electrical power supply of 110-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz for operation and/or charging Include the specifications of any additional accessories and components as applicable Technology Provide a brief description of any unique technology used by this product. Include an assessment of the DoD Technology Readiness Level of the system. Performance Characteristics – summarize capability according to the following Maximum Depth Testing/Certifications completed (yes/no, provide test organization if applicable) Magnetic, acoustic, or other influence signatures Electrostatic discharge Explosive safety General system safety Cost Provide cost, in US dollars for the following: system, consumable items for system operation, accessory items, vendor operation and maintenance training (include duration of the training), associated recurring fees Consumables and Accessories Detail any items that are consumed by the system for operation or may require replacing over time to maintain performance Limitations / Hazards / Special Requirements State any special system limitations, hazards, and/or special requirements Please note any additional safety considerations or procedures associated with system operation, including any human exposure restrictions and limits Special Features / Capabilities Summarize any special system features or capabilities not contained herein that improve the overall ability of the system to perform ROV and/or EOD/clearance dive team (CDT) mission tasks Submissions: Interested entities are encouraged to respond by providing succinct responses to the items listed above. A spreadsheet can be used to organize the responses if desired. In addition, the submission shall include the organization’s name, postal address, point of contact, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, related webpage(s) URL, business size, taxpayer identification number, DUNS number, and CAGE Code. This RFI is for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or solicitation. This is not to be construed as a commitment by the U.S. Government. If a formal solicitation is generated later, a solicitation notice will be published. No award will be made as a result of this initial market survey. Additional information and submissions shall be transmitted electronically to Trenton Spencer at trenton.j.spencer.civ@us.navy.mil, Matt Zalesak at matthew.j.zalesak.civ@us.navy.mil and Brit Miles at George.b.miles4.civ@us.navy.mil. Submissions are due no later than 17 November 2023.

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