Engagement Skills Trainer II (EST II) - DRAFT RFP W900KK-13-R-0007

Created: 5/23/2011
Opportunity Number:
N/A
Contract Vehicle:
STOC II
Closing Date:
12/18/2012
Brief Summary:

Notice Type: SPECIAL NOTICE - DRAFT RFP

Set Aside: No. Solicitation will be issued as a Full and Open Competition.

Classification Code: 69 - Training Aids and Devices NAICS Code: 333 - Machinery Manufacturing / 333318 - Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing

This Special Notice is issued for EST II DRAFT RFP # W900KK13R0007:

1. To facilitate configuration management for the Government and potential offerors, the Government has elected to consolidate all of the Draft EST II RFP documentation (released 16 Nov 2012) in one location, i.e. FEDBIZOPPS solicitation # W900KK13R0007. The FEDBIZOPPSsite contains all of the applicable Draft RFP information previously posted on PEO STRI's STRIBOP portal as well as that previously posted on FEDBIZOPS W900KKRFIESTII1.

2. In addition, the Draft RFP's Delivery Order 0001 has been updated from the 16 NOV 2012 release.

3. All future information related to the EST II procurement will be and continue to be posted under the Federal Business Opportunities solicitation # W900KK13R0007 ONLY. No additional information for the EST II acquisition will be posted under “W900KKRFIESTII1” or PEO STRI's STRIBOP portal. Offerors questions and comments to this Draft Documentation are requested to be sent to the following POCs NLT 14 Dec 2012:

- Helen.Garcia@us.army.mil / 407-208-3231

- Patricia.Hyland@us.army.mil / 407-384-3754

4. The information posted under this Posting # W900KK13R0007 supersedes any previous information posted under “W900KKRFIESTII1.” No additional information will be posted under “W900KKRFIESTII1.”

5. The following Draft RFP documents are provided in support of this effort on FEDBIZOPPS website:

- Draft RFP No. W900KK-13-R-0007, dated 16 Nov 12

- Draft RFP Attachment 1, Systems Requirements Document (SRD)

- Draft RFP Attachment 2, Statement of Work representative of work anticipated to be ordered under the first Delivery Order

- Draft RFP Attachment 3, Program Work Breakdown Structure

- Draft RFP Attachment 4, Army ‘iWatch’ Brochure

- Draft RFP Attachment 5, Government Furnished Equipment

- Draft RFP Attachment 6, GFI Distribution Agreement

- Draft RFP Attachment 7, RFP Comment Form

- Draft RFP Attachment 8, Test Traceability Matrix

- Draft RFP Attachment 9, Performance Risk Assessment Survey

- Draft RFP Attachment 10, Performance Risk Contract Matrix

- Draft RFP Attachment 11, Draft Delivery Order -0001 (Updated)

- Draft RFP Attachment 12, Pricing Spreadsheet

- Draft RFP Exhibits A-C: CDRLs

6. The Information listed below is on FBO’s controlled website as the information is Sensitive but unclassified data subject to export control. The additional GFI has been posted in Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website as an export controlled, explicit access document package “file” link (U.S. Contractors Only). When the FBO “file” link is clicked, the user is taken to the “packages” sub-tab for the opportunity. To review this controlled Sensitive but Unclassified package, a user is required to have a valid Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN) entered in the system. The MPIN is part of the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) profile for an entity. The ‘FBO.GOV Vendor Guide’, located in the Federal Business Opportunities ‘www.fbo.gov’ homepage, provides detailed instructions for the access ad review of controlled packages associated with an opportunity.

- CAPABILITY PRODUCTION DOCUMENT (CPD) FOR EST II (FEB 2007)

- SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM SPECIFICATION (SSS) FOR EST II, VERSION 1.5, DATED 9 JAN 2012

- EST II SSS APPENDIX A - MARKSMANSHIP TARGET TYPES (VERSION 1.5, DATED 9 JAN 2012)

- EST II SSS APPENDIX B - MARKSMANSHIP SCENARIOS (VERSION 1.5, DATED 9 JAN 2012)

- EST II SSS APPENDIX C - MARKSMANSHIP COURSE OF FIRE (VERSION 1.5, DATED 9 JAN 2012)

- EST II SSS APPENDIX D - MARKSMANSHIP SCORECARDS (VERSION 1.5, DATED 9 JAN 2012)

- EST II SSS APPENDIX E - COLLECTIVE SCENARIOS (VERSION 1.5, DATED 9 JAN 2012)

- EST II SSS APPENDIX F - COLLECTIVE COURSE OF FIRE (VERSION 1.5, DATED 9 JAN 2012)

- EST II SSS APPENDIX G - SHOOT/DON’T SHOOT (SDS) SCENARIOS (VERSION 1.5, DATED 9 JAN 2012)

- LIST OF TARGET, TERRAIN, WEAPON AND SCENARIO DEFINITIONS FOR THE EST (18 MAY 2012)

- LIST OF TARGET, TERRAIN, WEAPON AND SCENARIO DEFINITIONS FOR THE EST APPENDIX A - EST II TYPICAL MARKSMANSHIP CRITERION MARKSMANSHIP TARGETS (18 MAY 2012)

- LIST OF TARGET, TERRAIN, WEAPON AND SCENARIO DEFINITIONS FOR THE EST APPENDIX B - EST II TYPICAL MARKSMANSHIP SCENARIOS (18 MAY 2012)

- LIST OF TARGET, TERRAIN, WEAPON AND SCENARIO DEFINITIONS FOR THE EST APPENDIX C - EST II TYPICAL MARKSMANSHIP COURSE OF FIRE (18 MAY 2012)

- LIST OF TARGET, TERRAIN, WEAPON AND SCENARIO DEFINITIONS FOR THE EST APPENDIX D - EST II TYPICAL MARKSMANSHIP SCORECARDS (18 MAY 2012)

- LIST OF TARGET, TERRAIN, WEAPON AND SCENARIO DEFINITIONS FOR THE EST APPENDIX E - EST II TYPICAL COLLECTIVE SCENARIOS (18 MAY 2012)

- LIST OF TARGET, TERRAIN, WEAPON AND SCENARIO DEFINITIONS FOR THE EST APPENDIX F - EST II TYPICAL COLLECTIVE COURSE OF FIRE (18 MAY 2012)

- LIST OF TARGET, TERRAIN, WEAPON AND SCENARIO DEFINITIONS FOR THE EST APPENDIX G - EST II TYPICAL SHOOT/DON’T SHOOT (SDS) SCENARIOS (18 MAY 2012)

- LIST OF TARGET, TERRAIN, WEAPON AND SCENARIO DEFINITIONS FOR THE EST APPENDIX H - EST II TYPICAL COLLECTIVE CRITERION (18 MAY 2012)

- LIST OF TARGET, TERRAIN, WEAPON AND SCENARIO DEFINITIONS FOR THE EST APPENDIX I - EST II TYPICAL MARKSMANSHIP DETAILED SCENARIO DESCRIPTION DOCUMENTS (DSDDS) (18 MAY 2012)

U.S. Army Field Manuals (FMs):

- FM 3-22.9: RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP M16/M4-SERIES WEAPONS (AUG 2008)

- FM 3-22.9: C1, RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP M16-/M4-SERIES WEAPONS (10 FEB 2011)

- FM 3-22.27: C1, MK 19, 40-MM GRENADE MACHINE GUN, MOD 3 (14 SEP 2006)

- FM 3-22.65, BROWNING MACHINE GUN, CALIBER .50 HB, M2 (MAR 2005)

- FM 3-23.35: COMBAT TRAINING WITH PISTOLS, M9 AND M11 (JUN 2003)

- FM 7-0: TRAINING UNITS AND DEVELOPING LEADERS FOR FULL SPECTRUM OPERATIONS (FEB 2011)

- FM 7-8: THE INFANTRY RIFLE PLATOON AND SQUAD (MAR 2007)

U.S. Army Training Circulars (TCs):

- TC 25-8: TRAINING RANGES (MAY 2010)

U.S. Army Technical Manuals (TMs)

- TM 3-22.31: 40-MM GRENADE LAUNCHERS (NOV 2010)

- TM 3-22.31, C1: 40MM GRENADE LAUNCHERS (22 FEB 2011)

- ARMY TM 9-1005-319-10: OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR RIFLE, 5.66 MM, M16A2 W/E (1005-01-28-9936) (EIC:4GM) RIFLE, 5.56 MM, M16A3 (1005-01-367-5112) RIFLE, 5.56 MM, M16A4 (1005-1-383-2872)( EIC:4F9) CARBINE, 5.56 MM, M4 W/E (1005-01-231-0973) (EIC:4FJ) CARBINE, 5.56 MM, M4A1 (1005-01-382-0953) (EIC:4GC) (OCT 1998)

- TM 9-1005-319-10: OPERATOR'S MANUAL FOR RIFLE, 5.56 MM, M16A2 W/E, M16A3, M16A4, M4 W/E, M4A1 (JUN 2010)

- ARMY TM 9-1005-338-13&P, TECHNICAL MANUAL UNIT AND DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE (INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST) FOR MOSSBERG 12-GAUGE SHOTGUN, MODEL 500 (1005-01-295-1832) AND MOSSBERG 12-GAUGE SHOTGUN (MAY 2005)

- TM 9-1005-341-10: OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR MASA, M26 (JUN 2010)

- TM 9-1010-232-10: OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR GRENADE LAUNCHERS, 40MM, M320, W/E (NOV 2008)

- TM 9-1240-413-12&P: OPERATOR AND UNIT MAINTENANCE MANUAL INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST FOR M68 SIGHT, REFLEX, W/QUICK RELEASE MOUNT AND SIGHT MOUNT (25 JUL 2004)

- TM 9-1240-415-13&P: OPERATOR, UNIT, AND DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE MANUAL INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST FOR TELESCOPE, STRAIGHT: M145 (28 FEB 2000)

- DA AUTH TM 9-5855-1912-13P (PEQ-15A): DBAL-A2 TECHNICAL MANUAL OPERATOR AND FIELD MAINTENANCE MANUAL INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST (JUL 2008)

- ARMY TM 9-5855-1914-13P (PEQ-15): ATPIAL OPERATOR AND FIELD MAINTENANCE MANUAL INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST (16 FEB 2007)

- ARMY TM 9-5855-1915-13P (PEQ-2A-B): TPIAL OPERATOR AND FIELD MAINTENANCE MANUAL INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST (AUG 2007)

- ARMY TM 11-5855-301-12&P: OPERATOR'S AND UNIT MAINTENANCE MANUAL (INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST) (15 MAY 2000)

- TM 11-5855-213-10: OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR NIGHT VISION SIGHT, INDIVIDUAL SERVED WEAPON, AN/PVS-4 (NSN: 5855-00-629-5334) DATED 1 FEBRUARY 1993

- TM 11-5855-262-10-1: OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR NIGHT VISION GOGGLE, AN/PVS-7A (NSN: 5855-01-228-0939) DATED 15 MARCH 1993

- AR 190–51: SECURITY OF UNCLASSIFIED ARMY PROPERTY (SENSITIVE AND NONSENSITIVE) (30 SEP 1993)

- AR 380-5: DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM (29 SEP 2000)

- PEO STRI BASIC ACCREDITATION MANUAL (BAM) VERSION 6.0 (30 SEP 2011)

- PL-TR-92-2129: REVIEW OF TARGET DISCRIMINATION CRITERIA (31 DEC 1991)

Copies of DA PAMs, TMs, FMs, and TCs are available on the WWW at URL: http://www.apd.army.mil/

7. The Interface Control Document (ICD) V2-17 Jul 2012 for all U.S. EST weapons produced by Cubic Corporation is available for release following the execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Please note that this is the ICD that was made available to all offerors after the 8 Aug 2012 RFI posting.

The EST Generic Weapon ICD is considered Sensitive but Unclassified data that will be provided with Government Purpose Rights and Export Control restrictions. The CD containing the EST Generic Weapon ICD has the following marking:

Distribution Statement: DISTRIBUTION D - Distribution authorized to the Department of Defense and U.S. DoD contractors only with execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement between the Government (PEO STRI) and the express Recipient. Documents shall not be transferred to subcontractors without the execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement between the Government (PEO STRI) and the express Recipient.

Warning: Any part or all of any attached document(s) or files may contain technical data whose export is restricted by the Arms Export Control Act (Title 22, USC Sec 2751, et seq.) or the Export Administration Act of 1979 (Title 50, USC app 2401 et seq.), as amended. Violators of these export laws are subject to severe criminal penalties.

The ICD data is export controlled, available to U.S./Canadian Contractors registered in the DLA Logistics Information Service of the U.S./Canada Joint Certification Program (JCP) System. In order to obtain a copy of the CD, contractors shall forward the request for the ICD along with their JCP Certification Number and CAGE Code to:

- Helen.Garcia@us.army.mil / 407-208-3231

- Patricia.Hyland@us.army.mil / 407-384-3754

After verification that the company is active in the DLA JCP system and execution of a NDA, the above listed personnel will contact the company to make arrangement for pick-up of the CD. The disc is only available for pick-up at PEO STRI Partnership II building, located at 3100 Technology Parkway Orlando, Florida 32826-3281. The intended recipient shall complete and sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) prior to release, or disclosure of the data.

8. Industry shall note that Cubic Simulation Systems, Inc. provided the Government notification that it asserts the patents listed below, embodied in the EST System and Simulated Weapons produced by Cubic.

“Relevant Patents” on the EST:

- US2010/0302542Al

- US20,080,003,543

- US5,410,815

- US5,426,295

- US5,476,385

- US6,755,653

- US6,793,494

- US7,345,265B2

- US7,687,751B2

- US8,245,434

9. Industry shall note that Meggitt Training Systems provided the Government notification that it asserts the patents listed below, are embodied in EST Simulated Weapons produced by FATS.

“Relevant Patents” on the EST Simulated Weapons:

- U.S. Patent No.: 7,621,747 - Entitled: "Laser Stabilization Assembly for Weapon Simulators"

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20 NOV 2012 UPDATE TO EST II POSTING

The draft RFP was released on 16 Nov 2012. However, due to technical difficulties the draft RFP was not released in FEDBIZOPPS. To maintain consistency, the EST II unclassified documents will be posted to U.S. Army PEO STRI - Business Opportunities Portal (STRI-BOP)ONLY. The ITAR controlled or SBU documents will be and continue to be posted to FedBizOpps Secure Website.

THEREFORE, PLEASE GO TO U.S. Army PEO STRI - Business Opportunities Portal (STRI-BOP) TO VIEW UNCLASSIFIED EST II DOCUMENTS.

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16 NOV 2012 UPDATE TO EST II POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012

The purpose of this RFI amendment is to provide Industry a copy of the EST II DRAFT RFP. The Government would appreciate feedback regarding this DRAFT RFP and its Attachments.In addition,the Government would like Industries feedback on the following two questions.

- Is it feasible to price out a 7-years contract?

- Is a 30% SB participation reasonable?

Closing date of EST II Draft RFP is for comments only. The Government would like comments earlier, and will accept those after the closing date as well. Closing date for the Draft RFP was only established as the Government would like to release the RFP in Jan 2013.

Comments/Questions should be sent to:

E-mail: Helen.Garcia@us.army.mil

Patricia.Hyland@us.army.mil

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26 SEP 2012 UPDATE TO EST II POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012

The purpose of this RFI Amendment is to provide clarification regarding the RFI dated 24 Sep 2012. The Government notified Industry of the patents that have been asserted by Cubic Simulation Systems, Inc. (CSSI) for potential offerors to consider whether or not the patents may impact their individual technical solution.

FYI - PEO STRI does not intend at this time to include FAR 52.227-1 Authorization and Consent in the EST II Solicitation nor will the Government provide any legal opinion regarding the patents.

The Government would still like Industry feedback NLT 9 Oct 2012 regarding whether or not the patents may impact their individual technical solution.

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24 SEP 2012 UPDATE TO EST II POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012

The purpose of this RFI Amendment is to:

1. Inform Industry that Cubic Simulation Systems, Inc. provided the Government notification that it asserts the patents listed below are embodied in the Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) 2000 System and Simulated Weapons. The Government requests Industry feedback as to how these patents may affect companies’ ability to participate in the upcoming competitive acquisition of the EST II. Please provide this feedback ASAP. However, the Government would like your initial feedback NLT 9 Oct 2012.

“Relevant Patents” on the EST:

- US2010/0302542Al

- US20,080,003,543

- US5,410,815

- US5,426,295

- US5,476,385

- US6,755,653

- US6,793,494

- US7,345,265B2

- US7,687,751B2

- US8,245,434

2. Provide updates to Government Furnished Information (GFI) previously posted in support of the EST II acquisition.

a. The following information is available in Federal Business Opportunities unsecure site:

- Updated ‘DRAFT’ Performance Work Statement for the proposed EST II IDIQ contract.

- Updated ‘DRAFT’ Statement of Work (SOW) for Delivery Order 0001 to be issued against the proposed EST II IDIQ contract.

b. The following information is on FBO’s controlled website as the information is Sensitive but unclassified data subject to export control. The additional GFI has been posted in Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website as an export controlled, explicit access document package “file” link (U.S. Contractors Only). When the FBO “file” link is clicked, the user is taken to the “packages” sub-tab for the opportunity. To review this controlled Sensitive but Unclassified package, a user is required to have a valid Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN) entered in the system. The MPIN is part of the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) profile for an entity. The ‘FBO.GOV Vendor Guide’, located in the Federal Business Opportunities ‘www.fbo.gov’ homepage, provides detailed instructions for the access ad review of controlled packages associated with an opportunity.

- Updated ‘DRAFT’ System Requirements Document (SRD) for EST

3. Provide Government response to additional Industry questions asked about this proposed acquisition.

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8 AUG 2012 UPDATE TO EST II POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012

The purpose of this RFI Amendment is to:

1. Invite potential Offerors to perform a “complete examination of EST simulated weapons” produced by Cubic. Offerors are requested to coordinate times with Sara Creely (Sara.Creely@us.army.mil/407-384-5291) or Gary Stevenson (gary.p.stevenson@us.army.mil/407-384-3899) to examine the disassembled simulated weapons at PEO STRI for up to a 3 hour period. Examination and pickup up at PEO STRI, Orlando, FL is scheduled to begin 13 Aug 2012.

2. In addition, provide potential Offerors the opportunity to perform a “complete examination of the EST simulated weapons” produced by Cubic to determine possible reuse for technical refresh. Only the EST simulated weapons produced by Cubic are projected to undergo a tech refresh. There is a mixture of approximately 10,000 EST simulated weapons (listed in the posted System Requirements Document (SRD)) that are potentially available for a technical refresh. The “complete examination of EST simulated weapons" by potential Offerors at their facilities may consist of the following:

a. Disassemble and assemble the simulated weapons and all parts associated

b. Measure all locations of and examine all sensors inside the simulated weapons

c. Examine the recoil kits, trigger, and bolt assembly

d. Check laser locations and see how lasers are mounted

e. Inspect and measure and manufacturing needed to mount electronic or recoil kits.

f. Utilizing an optical sensor to determine the laser characteristics on your system’s screen and at the laser aperture.

3. A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and DD Form 1149 will be required to be executed prior to the examination. These documents are posted as attachments to this Notice. PEO STRI personnel will be onsite for the PEO STRI examination; however any question must be submitted in writing to the PCO.

4. EST simulated weapons available for examination at PEO STRI’s EST shelter are:

a. U.S. Army M249, 5.56mm Machine Gun, in the Automatic Rifle and Light Machine Gun Role incorporating M1913 Picatinny rail with ammunition belts; includes bipod mount

b. U.S. Army M240B, 7.62mm Machine Gun incorporating M1913 Picatinny rail with ammunition belts; includes bipod mount

c. U.S. Army M2, Heavy Barrel Caliber .50 Machine Gun with ammunition belts

d. U.S. Army MK19 MOD3, 40mm Grenade Machine Gun with ammunition belts

e. U.S. Army M141 (BDM), Launcher, 83mm, High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) weapon

f. U.S. Army M1200, 12 gauge shotgun, Remington Model 870, 14 inch barrel, with shotgun shells

g. U.S. Army M4/M26, 5.56mm Carbine incorporating rail system with covers, removable carrying handle, carbine magazines. Shotgun capable of using either a 3 or 5 round magazine

h. U.S. Army stand-alone M26, Shotgun capable of using either a 3 or 5 round magazine

5. The following EST simulated weapons will be available for you to perform a “complete examination” at your facility, if you choose to do so. The simulated weapons mix to be provided is (1 each):

a. U.S. Army M16A4, 5.56mm Rifle incorporating rail system with covers, removable carrying handle, and magazines

b. U.S. Army M4, 5.56mm Carbine incorporating rail system with covers, removable carrying handle and magazines

c. U.S. Army M4/M320, 5.56mm Carbine, 40mm Grenade Launcher incorporating rail system with covers, removable carrying handle, carbine magazines, and rounds for grenade launcher; M4/M320 includes a detachable vertical pistol grip

d. U.S. Army stand-alone M320, 40mm Grenade Launcher, detachable butt-stock, leaf site, and grenade rounds

e. U.S. Army M9, 9mm Pistol with magazines

f. U.S. Army M136 (AT-4), Launcher and Cartridge, 84mm, High Explosive Anti Tank (HEAT)

6. Notify industry that an updated The Interface Control Document (ICD) for all U.S. EST simulated weapons produced by Cubic is available for release following the execution of an NDA. The disc is only available for pick-up at PEO STRI Partnership II building, located at 3100 Technology Parkway Orlando, Florida 32826-3281.

7. Post a copy of AR 190-51, Security of Unclassified Army Property which provides guidance on the safeguarding of the simulated weapons. Offerors shall be required to acknowledge that they have read and understand the requirements of AR 190-51 prior to handover of the simulated weapons.

8. The Government’s response to the additional questions that prospective Offerors have forwarded will be posted in a latter RFI Amendment.

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10 JUL 2012 UPDATE TO EST II POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012

The purpose of this RFI Amendment is to:

1. Notify Industry that the Government welcomes questions and comments regarding all the Government Furnished Information (GFI) that has been provided in support of the EST II acquisition.

2. Provide additional Government Furnished Information (GFI) in support of the EST II acquisition. The Interface Control Document (ICD) for all U.S. EST weapons produced by Cubic Corporation is available for release following the execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). The Government is currently verifying the ICDs.

The EST Generic Weapon ICDs are considered Sensitive but Unclassified data that will be provided with GOVERNMENT PURPOSE RIGHTS and Export Control restrictions. The CD containing the EST Generic Weapon ICDs has the following marking:

Distribution Statement: DISTRIBUTION D - Distribution authorized to the Department of Defense and U.S. DoD contractors only with execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement between the Government (PEO STRI) and the express Recipient. Documents shall not be transferred to subcontractors without the execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement between the Government (PEO STRI) and the express Recipient.

Warning: Any part or all of any attached document(s) or files may contain technical data whose export is restricted by the Arms Export Control Act (Title 22, USC Sec 2751, et seq.) or the Export Administration Act of 1979 (Title 50, USC app 2401 et seq.), as amended. Violators of these export laws are subject to severe criminal penalties.

The ICD data is export controlled, available to U.S./Canadian Contractors registered in the DLA Logistics Information Service of the U.S./Canada Joint Certification Program (JCP) System. In order to obtain a copy of the CD, contractors shall forward the request for the ICD along with their JCP Certification Number and CAGE Code to:

- Helen Garcia, Contract Specialist / Helen.Garcia@us.army.mil

- Patricia Hyland, Contracting Officer / Patricia.Hyland@us.army.mil

The intended recipient shall complete, sign, and forward the attached use and non-disclosure agreement (NDA) prior to release, or disclosure of the data.

After verification that the company is active in the DLA JCP system and execution of a NDA, the above listed personnel will contact the company to make arrangement for pick-up of the CD. The disc is only available for pick-up at PEO STRI Partnership II building, located at 3100 Technology Parkway Orlando, Florida 32826-3281.

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22 JUN 2012 UPDATE TO 21 FEB 2012 AMENDMENT TO RFI POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012

The purpose of this RFI Amendment is to provide additional Government Furnished Information (GFI) in support of the EST II acquisition. The GFI listed below has been posted in Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) ‘www.fbo.gov’ homepage.

1. The following information is on FBO unsecure site:

- List of Target, Terrain, Weapon, and Scenario Definitions for EST_18 May 2012

- Appendix A. EST II Typical Marksmanship Criterion Marksmanship Targets_18 May 2012

- Appendix B. EST II Typical Marksmanship Scenarios_18 May 2012

- Appendix C. EST II Typical Marksmanship Course of Fire_18 May 2012

- Appendix D. EST II Typical Marksmanship Scorecards_18 May 2012

- Appendix E. EST II Typical Collective Scenarios_18 May 2012

- Appendix F. EST II Typical Collective Course of Fire_18 May 2012

- Appendix G. EST II Typical Shoot/Don’t Shoot (SDS) Scenarios_18 May 2012

- Appendix H. EST II Typical Collective Criterion_18 May 2012

- Appendix I. EST II Typical Marksmanship Detailed Scenario Description Documents (DSDDs) _18 May 2012

- ‘DRAFT’ Statement of Work (SOW) for Delivery Order 0001 to be issued against the proposed EST II IDIQ contract.

- ‘DRAFT’ Performance Work Statement for the proposed EST II IDIQ contract.

2. The following information is on FBO’s controlled website as the information is Sensitive but Unclassified data subject to export control. The additional GFI has been posted in Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website as an export controlled, explicit access document package “file” link (U.S. Contractors Only). When the FBO “file” link is clicked, the user is taken to the “packages” sub-tab for the opportunity. To review this controlled Sensitive but Unclassified package, a user is required to have a valid Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN) entered in the system. The MPIN is part of the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) profile for an entity. The ‘FBO.GOV Vendor Guide’, located in the Federal Business Opportunities ‘www.fbo.gov’ homepage, provides detailed instructions for the access ad review of controlled packages associated with an opportunity.

- ‘DRAFT’ System Requirements Document (SRD) for EST

3. The Government is working on the release of the Interface Control Document (ICD) for all U.S. EST weapons, as well as allowing prospective EST II Offerors to perform a complete examination of the EST weapons. The weapons examination will be allowed after the execution of a non-disclosure agreement between the prospective Offerors and the Government, in accordance with DFARS.

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21 FEB 2012 UPDATE TO 27 JAN 2012 AMENDMENT TO RFI POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012

The purpose of this RFI Amendment is to:

1. Identify small business concerns participation in the EST II effort. The Government requests industry feedback to the following questions:

a. If your firm is a small business under NAICS Code 333319, and you are interested in participating in this acquisition, please provide feedback to the following questions:

1) If you intend to be a prime contractor, how do you plan to meet the requirements of FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting? Or,

2) If you desire to be a subcontractor, please specify the areas you firm is interested in supporting.

b. If your firm is a large business under NAICS Code 333319, please identify what you believe the subcontracting opportunities are, and provide your recommendations for subcontracting goals.

2. Provide Government response to additional Industry questions asked about this proposed acquisition.

3. Provide additional Government Furnished Information (GFI) in support of the EST II acquisition. Please note that the information is Sensitive but Unclassified data subject to export control. The additional GFI has been posted in Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website as an export controlled, explicit access document package “file” link (U.S. Contractors Only). When the FBO “file” link is clicked, the user is taken to the “packages” sub-tab for the opportunity. To review this controlled Sensitive but Unclassified package, a user is required to have a valid Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN) entered in the system. The MPIN is part of the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) profile for an entity. The ‘FBO.GOV Vendor Guide’, located in the Federal Business Opportunities ‘www.fbo.gov’ homepage, provides detailed instructions for the access ad review of controlled packages associated with an opportunity.

ADDITIONAL GOVERNMENT FURNISHED INFORMATION (GFI) TO BE PROVIDED FOR THIS ACQUISITION:

- Capability Product Document (CPD) for EST II, dated February 2007.

4. Update the RFI respond date from 5 Mar 2012 to 30 Mar 2012.

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TITLE: ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER (EST II) - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) (Amendment to RFI dated 12 Jan 2012) dated Jan 27, 2012

27 JAN 2012 UPDATE TO RFI POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012

The purpose of this RFI Amendment is to:

1. Provide a “file link” for Government Furnished Information (GFI) in support of the EST 2 acquisition. Please note that some of the information is Sensitive but Unclassified data that is subject to export control. The following GFI has been posted in Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website as an export controlled, explicit access document package “file” link (U.S. Contractors Only). When the FBO “file” link is clicked, the user is taken to the “packages” sub-tab for the opportunity. To review this controlled Sensitive but Unclassified package, a user is required to have a valid Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN) entered in the system. The MPIN is part of the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) profile for an entity. The ‘FBO.GOV Vendor Guide’, located in the Federal Business Opportunities ‘www.fbo.gov’ homepage, provides detailed instructions for the access ad review of controlled packages associated with an opportunity.

Department of the Army Pamphlets (DA PAM):

DA PAM 350-38: STANDARDS IN TRAINING COMMISSION (STRAC)

U.S. Army Technical Manuals (TMs):

TM 9-1005-319-10: M16A2, M16A3, M16A4, M4, AND M4A1 DATED OCTOBER 1998

TM 9-1005-338-13&P: UNIT AND DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE FOR MOSSBERG 12-GAUGE SHOTGUN, MODELS 500 AND 590 (OR EQUIVALENT TM FOR RESPECTIVE SHOTGUN) DATED MAY 2005

TM 9-1240-413-12&P: M68 REFLEX SIGHT DATED 25 JULY 2004

TM 9-1240-415-13&P: M145 DATED FEBRUARY 2000

TM 11-5855-213-10: OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR NIGHT VISION SIGHT, INDIVIDUAL SERVED WEAPON, AN/PVS-4 (NSN: 5855-00-629-5334) DATED 1 FEBRUARY 1993

TM 11-5855-262-10-1: OPERATOR’S MANUAL FOR NIGHT VISION GOGGLE, AN/PVS-7A (NSN: 5855-01-228-0939) DATED 15 MARCH 1993

U.S. Army Field Manuals (FMs):

FM 3-22.9: RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP M16-/M4 SERIES WEAPONS DATED 10 FEBRUARY 2011

FM 3-22.27: MK 19, 40-MM GRENADE MACHINE GUN, MOD 3 DATED 14 SEPTEMBER 2006

FM 3-22.65: BROWNING MACHINE GUN, CALIBER .50 HB, M2 DATED 11 APRIL 2007

FM 3-23.35: CHANGE 4 TO COMBAT TRAINING WITH PISTOLS, M9 AND M11 DATED 28 AUGUST 2008

FM 7-0: TRAINING FOR FULL SPECTRUM OPERATIONS, DATED FEBRUARY 2011

FM 3-21.8 (FM 7.8): INFANTRY RIFLE PLATOON AND SQUAD, DATED MARCH 2007

ADP 3-0: UNIFIED LAND OPERATIONS, DATED 10 OCTOBER 2011

U.S. Army Training Circulars (TCs):

TC 25-8: TRAINING RANGES DATED MAY 2010

Weapons List

EST System/Subsystem Specification (SSS)

2. Provide a written response to questions and answers asked about this proposed acquisition.

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RFI POSTING DATED 12 JAN 2012

69--Request for Information (RFI) for a new EST II Program:

The purpose of this RFI is to identify companies which have technologies and expertise that can be or have been applied to the Small Arms Training task.

TITLE: ENGAGEMENT SKILLS TRAINER (EST II) - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) dated January 12, 2012

Notice Type: RFI

Response Date: 15 days after Hands on Demo of EST or NLT 5 March 2012

Original Set aside: N/A

Set Aside: N/A

Classification Code: 69 - Training Aids and Devices

NAICS Code: 333- Machinery Manufacturing / 333319 - Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE ACQUISITION:

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), Program Management Combined Arms Tactical Trainers (PM CATT), Project Manager for Ground Combat Tactical Trainers (PM GCTT) is contemplating a new contract for a technical refresh of fielded Engagement Skills Trainers (EST)/marksmanship trainers and their weapons to a EST II, procurement of EST II systems and EST II weapons, New Equipment Training, Pre-Planned Product Improvements (P3I) on the EST II systems and weapons , and logistic support. This contract encompasses the application of current and emerging technologies to provide the required training capability through a technical refresh of its current systems and weapons, as well as procurement of new systems and weapons. This Request for Information (RFI) solicits industry’s feedback augmenting the information received in the previous EST RFI dated 24 May 2011.

PEO STRI is currently developing its acquisition approach as well as the Period of Performance (POP) of the contract. However, award will be made to that Offeror who offers the Best Overall Value to the Government. This acquisition will require access to information classified as “Sensitive but Unclassified” or “For Official Use Only”.

BACKGROUND:

The current Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) is a simulator that provides marksmanship training and trains Soldiers on virtually all aspects of firearms training from calibrating weapons, to weapons qualification, to collective fire scenarios in numerous environments. The EST is a unit/institutional, indoor, multipurpose, multi-lane, small arms, crew-served and individual anti-tank training simulation that saves currently required ammunition resources, operation and personnel tempo, as well as travel time and costs to and from ranges. It enables training across three different modes: individual marksmanship; small unit (collective) gunnery and tactical training; and judgmental use of force (shoot/don’t shoot (S/DS)), which includes Escalation of Force/graduated response scenarios. It simulates weapon training events that lead to live-fire individual or crew weapon qualification and training events currently not resourced under Standards in Training Commission (STRAC). Squad leaders are able to control and evaluate individual, fire team, and squad performance on numerous types of small arms weapons used by U.S. forces and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. The EST Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM) training reduces the requirements for remedial live-fire training. Soldiers must ‘pass’ marksmanship gates on the EST prior to going on the live range. Using the EST capability of rifle cant, trigger pressure, and before-the-shot, during-the-shot, and after-the-shot After Action Reviews (AARs), trainers can quickly identify and correct problems thus raising confidence and first-time qualifications. Currently, the Army uses EST for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) qualification as well as night-fire qualification.

INTENDED CAPABILITIES FOR NEW EST II CONTRACT:

1. Primarily EST II shall provide high fidelity marksmanship training events utilizing both performance and results feedback. Trainees must be able to zero on the EST, apply the corrections to a battle-sight zeroed weapon, and get reasonable accuracy on a live-fire range.

a. System point accuracy 0.2 mils with round to round ammunition dispersion based on U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) ballistics.

b. Pseudo real-time Line Of Sight (LOS) correlation to the projection screen.

c. Pseudo real-time Point of Aim (POA)/Point of Impact (POI) for all rounds fired.

d. High fidelity After Action Review (AAR) at student and Instructor Operator Station (IOS).

e. High fidelity weapon interface for Form, Fit and Function with Magazine loading.

f. All U.S. Army standard Courses of Fire (COF) with results feedback on doctrine scorecard.

g. Provides pre and post aim point trace for individual weapons.

h. Provides burst by burst trace for machine gun weapons.

2. Ability to provide training events that support realistic physics-based modeling for environments and models with variable outcomes.

3. Sufficient intellectual property rights in the interface protocols for the Government to allow a third-party contractor to maintain and repair the system and its weapons.

4. Ability to support High Definition Television (HDTV) format interactive video training events for judgmental use of force SDS training.

5. Provide ongoing ability to integrate the Army POR for gaming (currently Virtual Battle space 2 (VBS 2) into the system.

HANDS ON INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITY:

Respondents are invited to use the EST located at PEO STRI, Orlando, for a period of up to 2 business days from 23 January 2012 – 24 February 2012. Coordinate times with Sara Creely or MAJ Robert DeGaine. The intent is to provide a hands-on demonstration and physical inspection of the EST. (Offerors will not be allowed to install/place any equipment on current EST systems. No photos or video recording will be allowed.)

Sara Creely

(407)384-5291

Sara.Creely@us.army.mil

MAJ Robert DeGaine

(407) 384-3732

Robert.DeGaine@us.army.mil

The EST Training shelter is located at:

STTC/SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation & Technology

Center RDECOM

12423 Research Parkway

Orlando, FL 32826

GOVERNMENT FURNISHED EQUIPMENT/INFORMATION (GFE/I) TO BE PROVIDED FOR THIS ACQUISITION:

(GFI TO BE PROVIDED TO OFFERORS) - As a minimum, the latest revisions of the following documents shall apply:

Department of the Army Pamphlets (DA PAM):

DA PAM 350-38: STANDARDS IN TRAINING COMMISSION (STRAC)

U.S. Army Technical Manuals (TMs)

TM 9-1005-319-10

M16A2, M16A3, M16A4, M4, and M4A1 dated October 1998

TM 9-1005-338-13&P

Unit and Direct Support Maintenance for Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun, models 500 and 590 (or equivalent TM for respective shotgun)

TM 9-1240-413-12&P

M68 Reflex sight dated 25 July 2004

TM 9-1240-415-13&P

M145

TM 11-5855-213-10

Operator’s Manual for Night Vision Sight, Individual Served Weapon, AN/PVS-4 (NSN: 5855-00-629-5334) dated 1 February 1993

TM 11-5855-262-10-1

Operator’s Manual for Night Vision Goggle, AN/PVS-7A (NSN: 5855-01-228-0939) dated 15 March 1993

TM 11-5855-301-12&P

Light, aiming, infrared AN/PAQ-4B & AN/PAQ-4C dated 15 May 2002

TM 11-5855-308-12&P

Target Pointer/Illuminator, Aiming Light AN/PEQ-2A dated 15 May 2005

U.S. Army Field Manuals (FMs)

FM 3-22.9

Change 4 to Rifle Marksmanship M16A1, M16A2/3, M16A4 and M4 Carbine dated 28 Apr 2005

FM 3-22.27

MK 19, 40-mm Grenade machine Gun, MOD 3 dated 14 Sep 2006

FM 3-22.65

Browning Machine Gun, Caliber .50 HB, M2 dated 11 par 2007

FM 3-23.35

Change 4 to Combat Training with Pistols, M9 and M11 dated 28 Aug 2008

FM 7-0

Training for full Spectrum Operations, Dated 12 Dec 2008

FM 7.8

Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad, Dated 22 Apr 1992

ADP 3-0

Unified Land operations, dated 10 October 2011

U.S. Army Training Circulars (TCs)

TC 25-8

Training Ranges dated April 2004

Copies of DA PAMs, TMs, FMs, and TCs are available on the WWW at URL: http://www.apd.army.mil/

In addition, the following will be provided:

1. Hands on Use and Physical inspection of EST (Offerors will not be allowed to install/place any equipment on current EST systems. No photos or video recording will be allowed.)

2. System Specification – To be provided at a later date to Offerors.

3. Raw data for selected scenarios (sample) – To be provided at a later date to Offerors.

4. Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS 2) – To be provided after Request for Proposal (RFP) release to Offerors.

GFI - TO BE PROVIDED TO AWARDEE ONLY FOR EST CONTRACT:

1. U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) Ballistics Tables.

2. Raw data for selected scenarios

GFE - TO BE PROVIDED TO AWARDEE FOR TECHNICAL REFRESH OF EST EFFORT ONLY 30 DAYS AFTER AWARD OF DELIVERY ORDER FOR THE TECH REFRESH.

1. Gutted (electronics removed) EST fleet of weapons

2. EST Jun-air Compressors (30 liter) for air supply to weapons

3. EST Projection Screens (4 meters wide 2.2 meters high for each 5 lane)

4. Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS 2)

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION:

The Government is interested in receiving your insight on the aforementioned proposed acquisition. Responses should include the following information: a) your company name, address, POC, email addresses, phone and fax numbers, and company’s web page (if applicable); b) identification of business size as it relates to NAICS code 333319, i.e. US large or small business (SB), service disabled veteran business, HUB Zone, 8(a) certified business, Woman Owned SB, etc; c) short history of your firm’s experience in providing marksmanship trainers; d) every page of your response must include your company’s name as well as page number, i.e. page # of 25. The suggested page count is no more than 25 pages. Font is not to be smaller than 12 points.

If you did not respond to the initial RFI, you may still respond to that RFI’s questions as well, and these page restrictions do not apply.

Submit RFI responses via e-mail by 1600 Eastern Standard Time (EST) 15 days after Hands on Demo of EST or NLT 5 March 2012, to the following e-mail address:

E-mail: Helen.Garcia@us.army.mil

Patricia.Hyland@us.army.mil

Robert.DeGaine@us.army.mil

Pete.Walton1@us.army.mil

Sara.Creely@us.army.mil

RFI QUESTIONS:

A. TECH REFRESH - Please provide detailed responses (YES/OR NO WITH SUPPORTING RATIONALE IS REQUESTED) to the following questions regarding the requirement to perform a tech refresh on the current EST.

1. Can you easily convert EST gutted (electronics removed) weapons to work on your proposed EST system?

2. Is it more cost effective to reconfigure EST gutted (electronics removed) weapons for your proposed EST system, or procure new EST weapons?

3. Could any reconfigured EST gutted (electronics removed) weapons be converted to be tetherless or semi-tetherless? What would be the approximate cost impact be for tetherless or semi-tetherless?

4. What would be the proposed timeframe to have 100 weapons of the same type available (reconfigure current EST gutted weapons or have weapons for your proposed system)?

5. From time of award, how long would it take your firm to deliver to the Government the 1st 10 lane test bed technical refreshed systems with a full complement of weapons (reconfigured/retrofitted or new weapons) for validation? Testing includes i.e. auto-tracker systemic accuracy, weapon and ballistic accuracy, form, fit, function of the weapon fleet with optics, scenario validation to the U.S. Army doctrine.

6. Do you believe that your company can participate in an EST II competition with the GFI and GFE listed above? If not, what additional GFI/GFE is necessary for the Government to conduct a competition?

B. NEW EST II SYSTEMS - Please provide detailed response (YES/OR NO WITH SUPPORTING RATIONALE IS REQUESTED) to the following questions regarding the purchase of new EST II systems.

1. The Government prefers an open architecture for the interface protocols. How would your firm provide a technical approach that provides an open architecture for interface protocols? Would your firm propose providing sufficient rights to allow the Government to compete subsequent requirements of the EST 2? Please describe any proposed approach such as Gov. Purpose Rights, license agreement, priced option to procure IP rights (GPR) for interface protocols, etc.?

2. What would be an approximate delivery schedule for ten (10) new EST II systems with full weapon complements? (The Government would NOT be providing any GFE other than the specific weapons/components stated above.)

3. Would there be any special tools/test equipment required for maintaining your EST?

In accordance with FAR 52.215-3 Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes, (a) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this RFI or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 31.205-18, Bid and Proposal Costs, of the FAR. (b) Your response to this RFI will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal. The Government may or may not issue a solicitation as a result of this announcement. There is no solicitation available at this time.

CONTRACTING OFFICE ADDRESS:

PEO STRI Acquisition Center, 12350 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826-3276

Points of Contact:

Helen Garcia, Contract Specialist, 407-208-3231

Patricia Hyland, Contracting Officer, 407-384-3754

Major DeGaine, Project Director, 407-384-3732

Pete Walton, Lead System Engineer, 407-380-4728

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ORIGINAL RFI POSTING DATED 24 MAY 2011

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), Project Manager for Ground Combat Tactical Trainers (PM GCTT) is interested in identifying viable technologies and a new approach for the development of a EST II, Program of Record (POR) (EST 2000) to support the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) schools; Army Active Component, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard unit with a small arms training system which trains and enhances the U.S. Army Basic Pistol/ Rifle Marksmanship Program.

Market Research is being conducted to identify technologies and production capabilities of industry that could support the next generation EST II Program POR. The purpose of this RFI is to identify companies which have technologies and expertise that can be or have been applied to the Small Arms Training Task.

The EST II Program POR is exploring the possibilities of applying current and emerging technologies to provide the required training capability. One of the goals of this market research is to identify technical approaches which transfer the burden of marksmanship fault identification from the human instructor to the training system which could then potentially provide remediation for fault correction.

The current system (EST 2000) is defined as a system which is a unit / institutional, indoor, multipurpose, multi-lane, small arms, crew-served and individual anti-tank training simulation that enables training across three different modes: individual marksmanship; small unit (collective) gunnery and tactical training; and judgmental use of force (shoot/don’t shoot), which includes Escalation of Force / graduated response scenarios.

Interested Sources should provide the following information:

1). Pertinent Company administrative data as to large or small business category IAW the designated NAICS. Each Offeror is to identify whether or not the company is a STOC II prime.

2). Company history.

3). Identify company interest in the program as a Prime contractor or subcontractor to a prime. Each Offeror is to provide recent program history (last 10 years) of company past experience in delivering small arms trainers or components of small arms trainers.

4). Identification of technologies which have potential and/or demonstrated application to the small arms training task. Each identified technology is to be categorized by Technology Readiness Level rating system.

Responses to this RFI are to not exceed 15 single sided, letter-sized pages. Font is not to be smaller than 12 points.

This announcement is published for market research purposed only. This notice does not constitute an invitation for bids or a Request for Proposal (RFP) and is not a commitment by the U.S. Government to procure subject products. 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 the preparation of responses to this announcement.

Submit RFI responses by 1600 Eastern Standard Time 14 June 2011, to the following email address:

Cori Lampe

Contract Specialist, SFAE-STRI-KOV

Email: Corisann.M.Lampe@us.army.mil

Comments via e-mail to the designated Contract Specialist, Cori Lampe - information listed below using the attached EST II Program POR Q&A form.

Questions with answers will be posted as an update to the RFI.

Contracts POC:
Helen Garcia (407) 208-3231
Technical POC:
MAJ Darin O. Stevens / 407-384-5281
Attachments: