PC-12NG Training Aids, Devices, Simulator, and Simulation (TADSS)

Created: 12/12/2014
Opportunity Number:
STOC II-15-KOV-0001
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Brief Summary:

The Pilatus PC-12NG is a single-engine turboprop passenger and cargo aircraft manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. The PC-12NG aircraft has been modified by Sierra Nevada Corporation to support counterterrorism (CT) and counternarcotics (CN) operations in Afghanistan. This is the third request for information (RFI) / sources sought posted for this effort. The requirement for Contractor Onsite Technical Support in Afghanistan has been removed and it will only require initial set up and instruction of the requested items in Afghanistan.

The Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) lacks PC-12NG training devices, training aids, and equipment necessary for different types of mission/training capabilities in support of CT and CN operations.

To address this training deficiency, the U.S. ARMY Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) is soliciting information from Contractors capable of providing the following types of training products. Specification and PWS are attached to this posting. Below is an overview of what is expected. If there is confusion between the below remarks and the specification, the specification take precedence.

1) Full Color, Wall-Hanging Systems Illustrations:

Large (approximately 3 ft x 6 ft) wall-mounted PC-12NG system description charts that are in full color with intricate detail. The following illustrations shall be created for the PC-12NG:

- AC power system schematic

- APU cut-away section

- Cabin

- DC power system schematic

- Detailed model of the PC-12NG for instructional purposes

- Engine cut-away section

- Engine performance characteristics

- Engine start system schematic

- Airplane performance characteristics

- Landing gear

- Reduction gear box

- Three dimensional aircraft cut-away view

2) Full-Color Schematic Boards (FCSB):

FCSB are large (minimum 3ft x 6ft) moveable boards that present a schematic representation of the systems listed below, upon which are mounted electrically operated control panels and switches that replicate the physical and functional fidelity of the corresponding aircraft components. Lighted pathways depict fluid flow, pressure buildup, or electrical connectivity to graphically illustrate all modes of aircraft systems operation. The boards allow common malfunctions to be replicated and diagnosed.

- A.C.

- D.C.

- Anti-icing system


- Aircraft Configuration

- Control system

- Engine

- Engine performance parameters

- Engine starting electrical diagram

- Fire protection system

- Fuel system

- Heating and ventilation system

- Pressurization System

- Hydraulic system operation

- Landing gear and brake

- Performance Specifications of the PC-12 Aircraft

- Pneumatic system

- Transmission

- Flight control system

3) Bench Maintenance Components:

Bench Maintenance Components (BMCs) are Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) assets (or realistically replicated mock-ups) that are cut open to display the internal workings of the components. They are used to support classroom and hands-on training instruction of PC-12NG Aircraft systems. The cut-away allow students to practice hardware adjustments and calibration procedures that are performed on aircraft equipment. The BMCs shall be provided for the following PC-12 OEM components.


- Engine

- Fuel Control

- Intermediate gearbox

- M/R Hub

- Propeller system

- Nose and main landing gear

- Electrical System

- Hydraulic System

- Reduction gear box

4) Cockpit Procedures Trainer (CPT):

A non-motion, fully interactive Cockpit Procedures Trainer allows cockpit familiarization, checklist and Crew Resource Management (CRM) practice, engine and APU starts, and emergency procedures drills. The CPT shall be a fully automated device that allows the practice of all normal and abnormal checklist procedures and will include numerous malfunctions/failure modes. Specific requirement are listed in the attached Specification for the CPT.

5) Non-Motion, Flight Training Device (FTD) (Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Level 6 Equivalent Simulators):

A non-motion, FTD FAA Level 6 equivalent simulator designed to maintain proficiency of crewmember skills, under day, night, Night Vision Goggle (NVG), Visual Flight Rules (VFR), Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and different environmental conditions. The FTD allows practice of all maneuvers, including white/brownouts, Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC); high mountain/hot weather condition, etc. The FTD shall provide training in managing system malfunctions and performing emergency procedures.

The design of the PC-12NG FTD shall meet or exceed all FAA Level 6 requirements for a flight simulator. Certification is not required.


Contingent on funding availability, the Government intends to procure one set of Illustrations, one set of Cut- Aways, one set of schematic boards, a single CPT, and a single FTD. The acquisition strategy will include a single Request for Proposal (RFP) for all TADSS. The expectation is that all TADSS will be fielded with a Ready for Training (RFT) date not to exceed 12 months after contract award. The Statement of Work and a detailed Specification are attached to this Sources Sought notice. Please review the documents and ensure that each capability listed in the attachments is addressed in the response submitted. If information is unclear or missing please send all questions to jason.jerome3.civ@mail.mil. Questions will be compiled and posted in a question and answer update to this Sources Sought notice. Any prior responses to earlier RFI’s - Sources Sought are no longer valid for acquisition planning. Interested parties are requested to respond in order to identify potential sources of supply.

It is anticipated that the RFP will be released in the 2Q FY15 with contract award by the end of 4Q FY15.

A bidder's library containing all documented aircraft technical and operational information will be provided with the Government Request for Proposal (RFP).

The Government will provide a facility in Afghanistan to accommodate the TADSS with adequate infrastructure and space. Upon on-site acceptance of the TADSS, the contractor will provide New Equipment Training, in accordance with the contractual requirements. Delivery and shipping of the TADSS will be the responsibility of the contractor. Proposals will include a cost break down to include both commercial air and commercial ground shipping. Mission and cost may determine the type of delivery method. In addition to the production and delivery effort, the contractor shall provide operator and maintenance training to the Afghan National Security Forces in Afghanistan, commencing with the RFT date and continuing for approximately 90 days.


Contractors desiring to be considered for this opportunity are requested to respond via email only (no hard copies are required) on or before 16 January 2015 no later than 11:00 AM EST to jason.jerome3.civ@mail.mil. Contractors are requested to provide capability statements not exceeding (50) pages, including the cover sheet. The statement can be either a MS Word document or a Power Point presentation. The cover page should include company name, address, and points of contact including phone numbers and email addresses.

Contractors shall indicate if they are a large or small business based on NAICS Code 333318. If small, please indicate any applicable socio-economic status such as: Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), 8(a), HUB Zone, etc. If your firm is a small business, an additional 3 pages are allowed to state how you will meet the limitations on subcontracting as set forth in FAR 52.219-14.

Contractors are encouraged to provide capability statements targeting all of the types of TADSS identified in this notice. The Government requests that responses describe a technical approach to satisfying the aforementioned requirements, a ROM estimate for each category of TADSS addressed in the response, and a notional schedule for completing the tasks associated with the contracted effort. Detailed overhead rates or buildups are not required.


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.


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 and services. No funds are available to pay for preparation of responses to this notification. The Government will use the information received to identify potential sources and to assist in the development of the PC-12NG TADSS acquisition strategy.

Contracts POC: Jason Jerome at (407) 208-5868, jason.jerome3.civ@mail.mil

Technical POC: Tagg LeDuc at (407) 208-3074, tagg.e.leduc.civ@mail.mil

Additional Info:

Contracting Office Address:

PEO STRI Acquisition Center

12350 Research Parkway

Orlando, FL 32826-3276

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