Interim Range Systems (IRS) for the Home Station Instrumentation Training

Created: 2/24/2014
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) has a requirement to procure complete Interim Range Systems for three additional sites for the Home Station Instrumentation Training System (HITS) Program. The procurement of additional systems is necessary in order to support Live, Virtual, Constructive - Integrating Architecture Program (LVC-IA) training requirements and schedule through 4QFY15.

The Government requires these systems to be interoperable with the current Saab Live Training Transformation Interim Range System (LT2 IRS) without modification. The LT2 IRS is a Saab Training USA system that provides the wireless communication network capable of instrumented live training for ground maneuver units participating in up to battalion size exercises for the HITS program.

ACQUISITION APPROACH: The Government intends to award a new Delivery Order under PEO STRI Omnibus Contract (STOC II), W900KK-09-D-0405 to Saab Training USA, 12633 Challenger Pkwy, Ste 250, Orlando, FL 32826. The additional quantities 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.” A previous delivery order provided for complete LT2 systems at Ft Carson and Schofield Barracks consisting of network control center, radio base stations, soldier instrumentation kits, batteries, battery chargers and other equipment. The Interim Range Systems for three additional sites are unique and highly specialized to the previous delivery order. Also the IPUR, Dismount Kit and Vehicle Kit internal design are based on a proprietary system design developed at private expense. The technical data packages necessary to interoperate with the existing HITS LT2 IRS is Saab Training USA proprietary and not available. Additionally, the previous delivery order with Saab Training USA has already delivered technical and training data that has created a cadre of trained operators and maintainers, and established a Life Cycle Contractor Support capability.

QUANTITIES: The Government plans to procure 3 complete LTS IRS systems (3487 Saab Packet Data Modem (SPDM) IPUR, 2601 Dismount Kits, 885 Vehicle Kits, 5202 batteries, and 36 Battery Chargers) that interoperate, without any modification, into the current HITS LT2 IRS infrastructure (Network Control Center, Radio Base Stations, IPUR, Soldier Dismount Kits, Vehicle Kits, Batteries, Chargers, Cables and other equipment), six dual radio base station trailers and three network control center trailers currently being fielded by Saab Training USA.


SCHEDULE: U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Capability Manager requires HITS fielding schedule be subordinate to the LVC-IA fielding schedule to ensure HITS programs are in place before the integrating architecture is fielded. Updates to the LVC-IA schedule have resulted in a compressed fielding schedule for HITS. Now HITS is required to deliver more LT2 IRS systems sooner than initially scheduled to remain on schedule with LVC-IA. HITS must field an LT2 IRS system to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA no later than January 2015, Grafenwoehr Training Area, USAREUR no later than April 2015, and Ft Wainwright, AK no later than July 2015. A new delivery order must be awarded to add quantities of components, assemblies, subassemblies and services to allow PEO STRI to field complete battalion-level systems at the these sites.

ESTIMATED DOLLAR VALUE: Approximately $17.5M

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

Responses shall provide a description of vendor's ability to meet the requirements. This description should include a demonstration that the source has adequate financial resources to perform the contract, or the ability to obtain them; considers all existing commercial and governmental business commitments; has a satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics; has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills, or the ability to obtain them; and has the necessary technical and management resources and facilities, or the ability to obtain them. Further, offerors shall demonstrate its ability to meet the technical requirement. The system must be fully operational at delivery. The offeror shall provide or reference the system safety confirmation issued by the U.S. Army Evaluation Center (AEC) for immediate safe use by soldiers and contracted operators. The offeror shall provide or reference the approved Application for Frequency Allocation (DD1494) certified to Stage 4 Operational use. The Individual Player Unit Radio (IPUR) must be interoperable, without any modification or adjustment, with the Distribution and Acquisition Network (DAN) R5 (LT2 IRS) already fielded to U.S. Army installations. This is required to redistribute IPUR among installations for a training surge capability.

Responses shall be limited to 5 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

2:00 P.M. EST on March 10, 2014.

Vendors shall provide a summary of their experience and capabilities based on the Program Description, attached SOW and SPEC described herein.

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.

NOTICE: This notice is being provided to verify that no other sources can meet this requirement given the technical data necessary for this effort is Saab proprietary. 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.

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: Nauman Ansari, Contract Specialist,

Technical POC: Mike Chura, Project Director,

Contracts POC:
Technical POC:

Michael Chura
(407) 384-5280