I-MILES VTESS UPDATE 13 OCT 2015

Created: 2/3/2015
Opportunity Number:
UPDATE: I-MILES VTESS Notice
Contract Vehicle:
STOC II
Closing Date:
10/19/2015
Brief Summary:

******Update: 13 October 2015******

Special Notice

This notice is to inform interested contractors of the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES) Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (VTESS) Laser Pairing Analysis Site Visit to be held from 1300 – 1500 EST on 21 OCT 2015 at the Townes Institute Science & Technology Experimentation Facility (TISTEF) at Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, FL 32953.

There will be a TISTEF caravan departing from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Badging Office, located at SR 405 Merritt Island, Florida, at 1230 EST on 21 OCT 2015. All contractors participating shall arrive at the KSC Badging Office in sufficient time to receive their badge and prepare for departure no later than 1230 EST on 21 OCT 2015.

Contractors shall submit their request to the Contract Specialist Marnita Harris and Project Director Kyle Platt by e-mail at usarmy.orlando.peo-stri.list.imilesvtess@mail.mil no later than 1200 on 19 OCT 2015. Contractors are required to have badges to enter the facility at the TISTEF. Please provide the following information for each person on the Contractors team attending the walkthrough:

a. Full Name.

b. Social Security Number.

c. Date of Birth.

d. Place of Birth.

e. Current employer.

f. US Citizen? Yes/No.

g. Naturalization Number (Non-US citizen only).

h. Passport Numbers (Non-US citizen only).

NOTE: If anyone was born outside the United States and is not a US Citizen they will need to be escorted onto KSC grounds (from the fence to the testing range). The escort can be any US Citizen that has a KSC badge whether or not the badge is temporary or long-term and may be another member of the Offerors team.

***Update 21 May 2015***

Attached are the updated Base Statement of Work (SOW), Delivery Order 01 SOW, Performance Specification, and Contract Data Requirements List (CDRLs) based on the Government's envisioned Single Award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract strategy, for IMILES VTESS.

***Update 20 April 2015***

No response required to the 15 April 2015 posting.

***Update 15 April 2015***

Attached are the new/updated Base Statement of Work (SOW), Delivery Order SOW, and Performance Specification based on the Government'senvisioned Single Award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)Contractstrategy.

***Update 30 March 2015***

Attached are the briefings for the PM LTS/Tobyhanna Presentation to be conducted on 01 April 2015.

20150330-PM LTS PPP Briefing- This is a brief from PM LTS to industry, introducing a Public Private Partnership.

20150330 - TYAD Briefing - This is a brief from Tobyhanna Army Depot to Industry, explaining their capabilities.

Also attachedis the Industry Standards Working Group Presentation slides for 31 March- 02 April. "20150330 Industry Standards WG Presentation"

**Update 23 March 2015***

LT2 TESS Agenda Update - See attached Agenda

PLEASE NOTE - APRIL 1STmeeting is specifically for LOGISTIC SUPPORT discussions

***Changes since Original Souces Sought***

Update: 18 March 2015

PM LTS has directed that a Public Private Partnership with Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD) be required during the Initial Contractor Support (ICS) period of the VTESS acquisition.

Approximate Funding: $200M

Delivery: To Be Determined

Draft Schedule

1. Tobyhanna Capability Briefing. A joint PM LTS / Tobyhanna presentation will be held from 0830 to 1030 on 01 April 2015 at PEOSTRI Partnership II facility room 208, address: 3909 Technology Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826.

2. Following the presentation, the VTESS Integrated Product Team (IPT) and Tobyhanna will host a maximum of 8, 60 minute one-on-one sessions beginning at 1045 on 01 April 2015 and concluding on 02 April 2015.

a. One-on-One sessions held on 01 & 02 April 2015 will be held at 3051 Technology Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826 in room 123.

3. Draft RFP Release – Q3FY15

4. Final RFP Release – Q4FY15

5. RFP responses due – Q4FY15

6. Contract Award – Q2FY16

Initial Fielding / Final Fielding – Q2FY18 / Q4FY19

Documentation Provided: Tobyhanna capability briefing

Sources Sought Response: None required

Additional instructions: Due to meeting room limitations, contractors are limited to three persons. Contractors interested in partnering with a prime are requested to consolidate their request and jointly attend the One-on-One session.

Response Requested:

Contractors planning to attend the VTESS overview presentation and/or /one-on-ones, shall RSVP by 1400 EST, 31 March 2015 to Ms. Carrie Pickett at carrie.a.pickett.civ@mail.mil and Mr. Kyle Platt at kyle.i.platt.civ@mail.mil. Contractors may request a day and time slot preference. In the event of preference conflicts, the schedule will be assigned by the Government.

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Update: 11 March 2015: Special Notice

This notice is to inform interested prime contractors of the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES) Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (VTESS),of the Project Manger TRADE Industry Standards Working Group conducted on 31 March-02 April 2015. Interested prime contractors of MILES VTESS are highly encouraged to attend. The enclosed attachment provides the agenda/details for the PM Trade Industry Standards Working Group.

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Update: 5 March 2015: Special Notice

This notice is to inform interested prime contractors of the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES) Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (VTESS),of the Program Manger TRADE Industry Standards Working Group conducted on 31 March-02 April 2015. Interested prime contractors of MILES VTESS are highly encouraged to attend. The enclosed attachment provides the agenda/details for the PM Trade Industry Standards Working Group.

Program Manager TRADE Industry Standards Working Group Slides attached.

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Sources Sought Notice – posted 3 February 2015

1.0 Program Title

Instrumentable-Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES) Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (VTESS).

1.1 Introduction

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), Project Manager Training Devices (PM TRADE), Product Manager Live Training Systems (PM LTS) has an immediate need to evolve and procure the I-MILES product line. I-MILES VTESS is a product within the I-MILES product-line and is also one system within in a larger Live Training System of Systems (SoS). The I-MILES VTESS is a laser-based training device that supports the Force-on-Force (FOF) training needs of soldiers occupying Army Vehicles with or without embedded fire-control systems. The I-MILES VTESS will support crew-served weapon systems that may be appended to or installed on a vehicle. Additionally, the I-MILES VTESS shall be versatile enough to support use on structures/fixed equipment such as bridges, bunkers, ammunition caches, refuel depots, and buildings. The VTESS acquisition will complete the Basis of Issue (BOI) for tactical vehicles and potentially replace older legacy systems. The VTESS will provide a more realistic training capability, reduce life cycle costs, and integrate emerging commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) or modified COTS technologies.

1.2 Product Line Approach

VTESS will be part of the new Live Training Transformation (LT2) Functional Component Architecture and follow a Product Line Architecture (PLA) approach. All VTESS hardware components will be defined through LT2 Hardware Component Agreements. VTESS Software will conform to the LT2 Live Training Engagement Composition (LTEC) and the LT2 Live Personal Area Network (LPAN) Standards. A partial set of draft Hardware Component Agreements (HCA) and Software Standards will be provided as Government Furnished Information (GFI) and updated by the VTESS contractor throughout the program. An initial draft set of LT2 documents are provided with this release to facilitate the review process. VTESS LT2 components will follow an open architecture approach and be leveraged across the PM TRADE LT2 product line portfolio to maximize reuse and reduce development and sustainment costs.

1.3 Changes since Request For Information (RFI) Release

The base effort will consist of a First Article of VTESS which will focus on providing production representative prototype units which incorporate the LT2 PAN, LTEC, Tactical Vehicle and Combat Vehicle requirement. Subsequent options will execute the Full Rate Production.

1.4 Draft Acquisition Strategy and Planning Information

A. Contract Vehicle: To Be Determined (TBD)

B. Contract Type: Anticipated Firm Fixed Price (FFP) (Incentivized possible), with Time and Material (T&M) and Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) CLINS

C. Approximate Quantities

1. 9,004 Base kits

2. To Be Determined: B-Kits (M2, M240, M249, Tank, Bradley, MGS and ATGM)

D. Approximate Funding

1. $100M

E. Delivery

1. 1 year base

2. 4, 1 year options

F. Draft Schedule

1. Sources Sought Notice responses due 1400 EST, 17 FEB 2015.

2. Industry Day – A VTESS program overview presentation will be held from 0900 to 1100 on 23 FEB 2015 at PEOSTRI Partnership III facility room 321 A&B, address: 3100 Technology Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826.

3. Following the VTESS program overview presentation, the VTESS Integrated Product Team (IPT) will host a maximum 110 minute one-on-one sessions beginning at 1300 on 23 FEB 2015 and concluding on 27 FEB 2015. One-on-One sessions will be held in PEOSTRI Partnership III facility room 320, address: 3100 Technology Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826. Contractors planning to attend the VTESS program overview presentation and/or /one-on-ones, shall RSVP by 1400 EST, 9 FEB 2015 to Ms. Marnita Harris at Marnita.r.harris.civ@mail.mil. Contractors may request a day and time slot preference. In the event of preference conflicts, the schedule will be assigned by the Government.

4. Draft RFP Release – Q3FY15

5. Final RFP Release – Q4FY15

6. RFP responses due – Q4FY15

7. Contract Award – Q2FY16

8. First Unit Equipped (FUE) / Initial Operational Capability (IOC) – Q2FY19

9. Full Operational Capability (FOC) – Q4FY20

1.4.1 DRAFT Reference Documents Provided

A. VTESS Statement of Work

B. VTESS System Specification

C. VTESS CDRLS

D. LT2 TESS Component Architecture Foundation Overview

E. LT2 TESS Common Power Supply HCA

F. Crew Kill Module HCA

1.5 Requirement

PM TRADE has a requirement to field the I-MILES VTESS training capability to CONUS and OCONUS sites.

The I-MILES VTESS will interface with the Homestation Instrumentation System (HITS) and the modernized Combat Training Center Instrumentation System (CTC-IS). The contractor will be responsible for producing VTESS based off the LT2 TESS Component Architecture and updating the LT2 TESS Component Architecture as necessary. The contractor will be responsible for integrating the LTEC software and updating the LTEC as necessary through the Common Asset Working Group (CAWG) process. The contractor will be responsible for integrating the LT2 Live PAN Standard into VTESS for the wired and wireless communications between components and updating the LT2 Live PAN as necessary through the CAWG process. The contractor will be responsible for individual component performance and end-to-end system performance to include embedding and updating LTEC and LPAN to achieve end-to-end functionality and providing HCAs for all components and controlled items. The The contractor will be responsible for ensuring that all required system functionality is integrated, produced, tested and fielded.

1.6 Sources Sought Response

As a part of Government market research, the project team requests interested Prime contractors provide up to a 12 page product technical summary of existing capabilities and address each of the topics listed below:

A. Capability to meet the Contract Award delivery schedule for Initial Operational Capability (IOC) of a Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Battalion (Bn) Set (approximately 263 tactical vehicle kits) in Q2FY19 and production quantities up to 6,000 annually with no development funding provided;

B. Production capacity to meet the envisioned quantities of base kits and supply chain management of production and support items for the life cycle of the system to include make or buy decisions;

C. Describe your capability with developing standards and Interface Control Documents;

D. Describe your capability to and/or experience with incorporating the LT2 Live PAN standard in systems;

E. Describe your capability to and/or experience with incorporating the LT2 LTEC in systems;

F. Does your company possess a CMMI level 3(or greater) certification, if not describe your CMMI level 3 like processes;

G. Describe your capability developing systems using the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) Communication Code (MCC);

H. Describe your ability to develop software update capabilities over a wire and wireless networks to peripheral devices;

I. Describe your capability using Smart Battery and Power saving (SMbus);

J. Describe your capability with obsolescence design engineering;

K. Describe your capability with Interfacing to Instrumentation Systems;

L. Describe your capability to provide Interim Contractor Support (ICS);

M. Describe your ability to perform and document Technical Data development and updates (Drawings, Operator’s User Manual, System Maintenance Manual and Training Materials, Special Tools and Test Equipment list);

N. Describe your ability to develop New Equipment Training (NET) products/courseware and your approach to executing NET;

O. Identify data right restrictions for the system and components to include proprietary software and technical data.

P. Describe your ability to execute Performance Based Logistics, testing performance, documenting and providing optimum material readiness, economical logistics support, and identification/evaluation of resources required to develop and manage an effective support system.

Q. Describe your capability with producing equipment designed for organic sustainment.

The Government is also interested in the following questions and are limited to 3 pages:

A. Identify your Business Size Standard and, if applicable, socio-economic categories in accordance with NAICS 333318.

B. Interested Large Business Prime Contractors: Identify what portion of the requirements you would satisfy in house and what portion and capabilities/components could be subcontracted to small businesses.

C. Interested Small Business Prime Contractors: Please describe how you plan to meet the limitations on subcontracting per FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting and how teaming to meet the overall requirements (if required) would be accomplished.

D. Small Businesses interested in Subcontracting: Please be specific in identifying capabilities that support the areas you are interested in.

E. What contract type(s) would support and incentivize a prime contractor to meet the requirement stated above and facilitate cost reduction, product improvements, or other program benefits?

1.7 Additional instructions

Interested Prime contractors are requested to provide a response to this Sources Sought by 1400 EST, 17 FEB 2015. The response will include a company overview and a technical capability statement. The cover page will include company name, address, cage code, Duns and points of contact including phone numbers and email addresses. The technical capability statement will address the above Sources Sought capabilities and questions.

All Submissions shall be made or are compatible with Microsoft Office version 2013. There is a 15 page maximum submission not including cover page. Font shall not be smaller than industry standard word processer 10-point font Times New Roman.

1.7.1 Response Requested

Provide Sources Sought responses, via email, to Ms. Marnita Harris, VTESS Contract Specialist, marnita.r.harris.civ@mail.mil and CC Mr. Kyle Platt, VTESS Project Director, kyle.i.platt.civ@mail.mil .

Disclaimer: Responders are advised that the U.S. Government will not reimburse any contractor for any information or administrative costs incurred in the response to this notification: all costs associated with responding to this notification will be borne solely by the interested party.

This notice does not constitute an Invitation for Bid (IFB) or a Request for Proposal (RFP) and is not a commitment by the U.S. Government to procure subject products and/or services.

Not responding to this notification does not preclude participation in any future RFP or other solicitation, if any is issued.

This is a market survey, not a pre-solicitation notice. This request for information is for Market Research purposes only and is being used as an instrument to identify potential business sources that can provide the capabilities described herein.

The information provided in this notice is subject to change and is not binding on the Government.

The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this notice or reimburse the costs incurred by potential offerors in providing the information requested herein.

Feedback and/or evaluation information will not be provided to any firm regarding their individual capability statements.

There is no formal solicitation available at this time.

No award will be made as a result of this market survey.

If a formal solicitation is generated at a later date, a solicitation notice will be published.

Confidentiality: No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary information in any resultant solicitation(s).

Contracts POC:
Ms. Marnita Harris, VTESS Contract Specialist, marnita.r.harris.civ@mail.mil
Technical POC:
Mr. Kyle Platt, VTESS Project Director, kyle.i.platt.civ@mail.mil .
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