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Presolicitation Notice - upgrade of the Eagle Vision 1 system through the addition of a satellite

June 13, 2014

Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice

Posted Date: 12-JUN-14

Office Address: Department of the Air Force; Air Force Materiel Command; AFLCMC/HB - Hanscom; 11 Barksdale Ave Bldg 1614 Hanscom Air Force Base MA 01731

Subject: upgrade of the Eagle Vision 1 system through the addition of a satellite

Classification Code: 58 - Communication, detection, & coherent radiation equipment

Solicitation Number: EV06092014

Contact: Mark W. Caefer, Contract Specialist, Phone 781-225-9319, Email - Daniel McCarthy, Contracting Officer, Phone 781-225-0455, Email

Description: Department of the Air Force

Air Force Materiel Command

AFLCMC/HB - Hanscom

SATELLITE UPGRADE FOR EAGLE VISION PROGRAM SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS- REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) 6/9/2014 Solicitation No. EV06092014 AFLCMC/HBBK 11 Barksdale Street, Bldg 1614,Hanscom Air Force Base, MA 01731 Classification Code: 58 -Communication, detection, & coherent radiation equipment

NAICS: 517410 - Satellite Telecommunications

contact - Mark Caefer, Contract Specialist, 781-225-9319; Contracting Officer - Daniel McCarthy, 781-225-0455 DESCRIPTION - The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Battle Management Directorate, Operational C2 Division, Intelligence Systems Branch, Eagle Vision Program is issuing a Sources Sought Synopsis for the upgrade of the Eagle Vision 1 system through the addition of a satellite capable of direct down link, direct tasking, and downlink of on-board recorder for world-wide collection using existing commercial-off-the-shelf products (COTS). The satellite must provide sub-meter resolution panchromatic imagery and at least 4 bands of multi-spectral imagery. Revisit time to image any location must typically be better than 2 days. The imagery will provide timely, very high resolution imagery to satisfy many warfighter objectives for geospatial intelligence, homeland security, humanitarian missions, and disaster relief. The upgrade will be compatible with the existing Eagle Vision ground station processing architecture and will be seamlessly integrated into the existing Eagle Vision 1 system. Eagle Vision is a system that collects and processes data transmitted from commercial satellites including SPOT 5, Radarsat-2 and TerraSAR-X. Eagle Vision includes an antenna, shelterized and transit-cased processing equipment that collects and processes imagery into standard commercial formats. Interested parties are invited to provide technical information, cost of capability, and describe customer base and experience providing such products. Completion of all work is required no later than 12 months after award of contract. The earliest anticipated award date is August 2014. This is a market research survey to determine the availability and adequacy of potential sources prior to determining an acquisition strategy and contract strategy. This is a Sources Sought Synopsis. There is no solicitation available at this time. Requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. Any response submitted by respondents to this synopsis constitutes consent for that submission to be reviewed by Government personnel, Federally Funded Research and Development Center employees and Advisory & Assistance Services contractor employees supporting the Intelligence Systems Branch, AFLCMC/HBBI, unless the respondent clearly objects in writing to the release of this information to Federally Funded Research and Development Contractor employees and Advisory & Assistance Services Contractor employees supporting the Eagle Vision Program in a cover letter accompanying your capabilities package. The North American Industrial Classification System Code is: 517410 - Satellite Telecommunications for the overall program, with a size standard of $30M. We are seeking and are open to all types of small business participation.

Please provide the name of your firm; DUNS Number and CAGE Code; , address; point of contact; phone/fax number for a Point of contact;, and an electronic mail address if available; Company Size relative to NAICS Code 517410.

Interested parties shall submit a capabilities package, with a cover letter, that is brief and concise, yet clearly demonstrates ability to meet the above stated requirements. The capabilities package shall clearly present evidence the interested party is fully capable of providing the aforementioned capabilities, and as such may contain any information that the interested party feels is relevant. Responses shall not exceed five (5) single-spaced pages, 12 point font typed with at least 1" margins. All responders are requested to indicate if they are a large business, small business, small disadvantaged business, 8(a) concern or woman-owned small business. In addition, contractors will indicate whether or not their equipment and services are offered through the GSA schedule or any other government-wide acquisition contract. Contractors desiring to do business with the Air Force shall be registered in the DoD Central Contracting Reporting (CCR) System. The government may solicit firms meeting the screening criteria in this RFI. Please submit responses via e-mail to,, and no later than 2:00 PM EDT, 30 June 2014. Please note: Emails containing file types such as: .zip, .xlsx, .docx, or other macro-enabled extensions, may not delivered to the intended recipients. Please direct any question regarding this RFI to Daniel McCarthy, Contracting Officer, (781) 225-0455; Mark Caefer, Contract Specialist, (781) 225-9319; or Christopher Berardi, Program Manager, (781) 225-0581. This RFI is for planning purposes only, and does not constitute an Invitation for Bids (IFB) or a Request for Proposal (RFP). Nor does its issuance restrict the Government as to the ultimate acquisition approach. The information you provide will be evaluated to identify qualified potential offers. AFLCMC will not release to any firm, agency, or individual outside the Government, any information marked with a proprietary legend without the written permission from the respondent. The Government will not pay for any information received in response to this RFI, nor will the Government compensate a respondent for any costs incurred in developing the information provided to AFLCMC. An AFLCMC/Hanscom-OL Ombudsman is available to consider and facilitate the resolution from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. Before consulting the Ombudsman, concerned parties should first address their concerns, issues and disagreements, and/or recommendation to the listed Contracting Officer for resolution. The AFLCMC/Hanscom-OL Ombudsman located at Hanscom AFB, MA, serves as the Ombudsman for all of AFLCMC/Hanscom-OL, including its GSUs. The Ombudsman hears concerns about specific issues in acquisitions from industry or Government personnel, communicates those concerns to AFLCMC/Hanscom-OL leadership, and assists in the resolution of those concerns. The Ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes, nor does the Ombudsman diminish the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. When approached with an issue or query, the Ombudsman independently assesses the situation and provides a response or initiates a resolution, and when requested, will maintain confidentiality as the source of the inquiry.

The Ombudsman, Mr. Thomas Davenport, can be contacted at:

Mr. Thomas Davenport


45 Arnold Street, Bldg. 1600

Hanscom AFB, MA 01731-2100

Telephone: 781-225-1740



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