FCA-ISS Sources Sought Announcement
August 2, 2012
This is a SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE; there is no solicitation available at this time. No response will be provided to requests for a solicitation. THIS SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE IS PUBLISHED FOR MARKET RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is conducting market research in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10. Responders to this Sources Sought/RFI are requested to provide their technical capability information (aka Statement of Capabilities) required in performing the requirements provided below. Statements should address the specific requirements of this notice and identify the vendors' specific capability to complete these requirements, including, but not limited to a description of corporate experience with similar projects and information on applicable industry certifications at the individual and organizational level.
DTRA seeks information from potential performers as Developer and System Integrator for the further development of the Integrated Sensor System (ISS) to produce and validate an operational, manufacturing prototype, and procurement technical data package. The objective of this Sources Sought is to identify technological concepts and performance potentials for ISS that fit the customers' concepts of operation, which also may be used as the basis for an ISS performance specification. Those interested in this opportunity may decide to partner/team with other businesses in order to meet the requirements of the acquisition.
Responders should identify up to three relevant contracts and describe specific software engineering, systems engineering, knowledge, understanding, and expertise in Research and Development pertaining to the capability or system described.
SECURITY: The contractor shall be provided access to a government TS/SCI facility with TS/SCI safeguarding capability. The contractor personnel working on this project and on-site at DTRA/HTRAC (Ft. Belvoir, VA.) shall require access to TS/SCI/RD/CNWDI, Foreign Government Information and For Official Use Only (FOUO) information. They will have, obtain and maintain the appropriate clearances and accesses. Foreign Nationals shall not participate on the project. All information developed, papers written or published shall require release by the Government and shall be subject to export controls. Contractor will be required to have automated information system (AIS) processing at their site. Administrative duties performed by the contractor will not require a clearance, but will require an investigation for IT sensitive duties.
PROGRAM SUPPORT: Provide personnel and materials to support the Government in program planning and in developing and presenting ISS program reviews and presentations to other organizations. Provide personnel and material to support the Government in conducting ISS equipment demonstrations.
FIELD SUPPORT: The contractor shall provide for field support of the ISS during development, testing and fielding. The contractor shall provide software and hardware maintenance, repair and insertion of product improvements, as required, to support government field testing.
DEVELOPMENT OF CAPABILITY: The focus of this task is to build upon the previous work developing the ISS V1 and further develop and automate Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and other functions for the ISS. The requirement is to reduce operator training, time to process and improve the accuracy of the operator's decision in detecting WMD processes, activities and events in Near Real Time (NRT) i.e., provide better probability of detection (Pd) and lower probability of false alarm (Pfa). The requirement is for a fully automated system for Mission Planning, data collection and processing, and display of events without Subj....