Notice Type: Special Notice
Classification Code: 18 - Space vehicles
Solicitation Number: WM012014
Air Force Space Command
SMC - Space and Missile Systems Center
Request for Information (RFI) The purpose of this
The Government expects to receive comments and suggestions which will assist in improving draft acquisition documents needed to affect this change. Specifically, suggestions that may improve pre-award planning, timelines, as well as any additional pertinent information industry deems necessary to improve the quality of the entire Request For Proposal (RFP) package.
DMSP provides an enduring and survivable capability to collect and disseminate global visible and infrared cloud data to support worldwide
The DMSP mission was to be subsumed by the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). The NPOESS program, suffering delays and cost-overruns due to issues with sensor developments, was dissolved effective
The GS is an earth based command, telemetry and data processing system providing all functions for the state-of-health maintenance, communications, sensor payload data retrieval and dissemination, and launch and early orbit support for the DMSP constellation. The DMSP operation centers that command and control the DMSP constellation have not been technically refreshed in over twenty years. Major components of the system were reused from legacy control centers and in some cases are beyond their end of life expectancy. The ground system is operating under an Authority-to-Operate which is at risk due to system equipment being incapable of supporting current security postures.
Primary DMSP C2 satellite operations is conducted at NSOF's Space Operation Center,
Statement of Need
The purpose of this effort is to sustain the DMSP C3 capability through the projected EOL. Particular interest is to reduce long term operations and maintenance costs through leveraging existing NOAA or
Trade space: * Use of AFSCN / NOAA /
Constraints: * Central user (AFWA / FNMOC) interfaces must be maIntained * Interfaces for space segment assets/equipment located at the NSOF must be maintained o Primary Display System (
The following services are expected to be included in the
Access to Important Documents
All documents related to DMSP are considered to be sensitive but unclassified; therefore the Government has created a library which will contain all applicable procurement documents. Below are instructions on how to access the site:
Vendors need to fill out a nondisclosure form (please see attachment) and attach it in an email to Felicia.email@example.com requesting access to the site.
Due to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements, only US citizens will be granted access IAW the Arms Export Control Act. In addition, documents shall only be released IAW DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5230.24.
The email should contain the following information: * Name of user * Company/Organization * Email Address * Phone
SMC/WM will send you an email with log in information. After you receive this notification, please send Ms. Brown an email confirming your account has been set up.
Please note, all documents related to this procurement will be posted on this workspace site, therefore, it is the vendor's responsibility to ensure they have access at all times.
Contracting Office Address: SMC/WMK Los Angeles Air Force Base
Industry partners are requested to submit responses to the contracting office POC above. All responses should be based on the information contained in this
Small Business participation is highly encourraged.
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