Deployable Instrumentation System Europe (DISE) Upgrade

Created: 12/10/2015
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), PM Training Devices (TRADE), Product Manager Live Training Systems (PM LTS) in support of the Seventh Army Joint Multinational Training Command has a requirement to upgrade the Deployable Instrumentation System Europe (DISE).

DISE is a Soldier, vehicle and building GPS and radio tracking system that combined with an exercise control (EXCON) cell can be located with the supported unit within the training area. The EXCON records all actions, events and engagements. The recording of data creates an immediate multimedia After Action Review (AAR) playback product to allow Commander’s, Observer Controller /Trainer’s and Soldiers to see exactly what occurred during a training. The DISE systems located at Grafenwoehr has been supplemented with similar Deployable Instrumentation Systems (DITS) from Ft Campbell, Kentucky.

The Seventh Army Joint Multinational Training Command requires upgrading DISE and DITS Personnel Detection Devices (PDDs) and the Small Arms Transmitters (SATs). The DISE and DITS PDD upgrade requires a new processor board that enables WLN frequency setting for 868MHz and 915MHz and dual laser coded templates for a MILES and OSAG2 capability. Upgrade of the DITS and DISE SATs require a new optic module to enable the SATs to operate with MILES and OSAG2 specifications. Upgrading these systems to OSAG2 will make the system interoperable with other NATO Partners. A total of 1549 Personnel Detection Device (PDD), 1743 Small Arms Transmitters (SAT), 433 Small Arms Alignment Device (SAAD) and 39 Controller Guns require upgrade. This upgrade will support the USAREUR Commanders’ Connected Training initiative and the U.S. European Reassurance Initiative (ERI). This converted equipment will allow for greater integration, creating the capacity for a Brigade sized U.S. and Coalition Forces to train simultaneously at multiple deployed locations.

ACQUISITION APPROACH: The Government intends to award a Delivery Order under PEO STRI Omnibus Contract (STOC II), W900KK-09-D-0405 to SAAB Training USA, LLC

This Delivery Order for the DISE hardware upgrades will be issued on a sole source basis In Accordance With (IAW) FAR 16.505(b)(2)(i)(B), “Only one awardee is capable of providing the supplies or services required at the level of quality required because the supplies or services ordered are unique or highly specialized.” The technical data packages necessary to upgrade the PDDs and SATs are proprietary and not available.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this effort is 333319.



NOTICE: This notice is being provided to verify that no other sources can meet this requirement given the technical data restrictions outlined above. Substantial duplication of cost to the Government that is not expected to be recovered through competition.

STOC II contractors are advised that a determination by the Government not to compete this effort based on any responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government IAW FAR Part 16.

This notice is also being provided to alert industry of potential subcontracting opportunities.

RESPONSES REQUESTED: Interested STOC II contractors must submit their capabilities statement by the closing date of this notice to the POC listed below.

Vendors shall provide a summary of their experience and capabilities based on the Program Description described herein. Responses shall demonstrate the vendors’ ability to meet the technical requirements and delivery schedule.

Responses shall be limited to 10 pages or less, including all attachments. All responses must include the following additional information: name and address of the firm, commercial activity/government entity (CAGE) code, small business size status, point of contact name, title, phone, and email.

Responses shall be submitted by email to no later than

1:00 P.M. EST on 8 January 2016.

If a vendor is a small business, please provide how you plan to meet the limitations on subcontracting per FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting.

DISCLAIMER: 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. No funds are available to pay for preparation of responses to this notification. The Government will use any information received by the closing date of this notice to determine whether other sources are available and capable to satisfy this requirement.

Contracts POC:

Matthew Fehl
(407) 380-4251

Technical POC:

Michael Bergman
(407) 384-5222