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18 -- Global Positioning System (GPS) Block III RFP Release

Notice Date
Notice Type
336414 — Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing
Contracting Office
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Space Command, SMC - Space and Missile Systems Center, 483 North Aviation Blvd, El Segundo, CA, 90245-2808, UNITED STATES
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Point of Contact
Felicia Brown, Contract Specialist, Phone (310) 653-3756, Fax null, - Andrew Mitchell, Contract Specialist, Phone 310-653-3882, Fax null,
E-Mail Address
Felicia.Brown@LosAngeles.af.mil, andrew.mitchell@losangeles.af.mil
The Global Systems Positioning Wing has POSTED the final Request for Proposal number FA8807-06-R-0001 for the GPS IIIA Space Vehicle to the GPS Bidders Library on 12 JULY 2007. The Navstar GPS is a satellite-based radio navigation system that serves military and civil users worldwide. GPS IIIA will maintain constellation sustainment, provide existing capabilities, plus introduction of a new L1C civil signal, increased earth coverage M-code power for authorized military users, a graceful growth path to achieve full CDD threshold requirements, and continuing support for the NDS mission, to serve the evolving needs of GPS military and civil users. GPS IIIA is an Acquisition Category 1D program. The GPS must comply with 10 United States Code (USC) 2281 that requires that the Secretary of Defense ensure the continued sustainment and operation of GPS for military and civilian purposes and 42 USC 14712 and comply with certain standards and facilitates international cooperation. This acquisition effort executes these statutory mandates. BIDDERS LIBRARY: The RFP and attachments can be found under Bidders-Block III at https://gps.losangeles.af.mil/gpslibrary/. The DoD recently mandated the Public Key infrastructure (PKI) requiring all DoD restricted web sites and web-based applications to verify users via digital identification certificates, rather than via a username and password, before granting access. In order to access the Bidders Library and view the GPS IIIA RFP or any of the afore mentioned systems, each contractor must have the following PKI components: (a) A DoD Common Access Card (CAC) with a valid PKI certificate, along with a CAC reader and software, or (b) A DoD-approved External Certification Authority (ECA) certificate (http://iase.disa.mil/pki/eca/index.html). This process may take up to 8 days to complete and there is a nominal fee. OMBUDSMAN: An Ombudsman has been appointed to hear concerns from potential offerors. The purpose of the Ombudsman is to receive and communicate concerns from potential offerors when an offeror prefers not to use established channels to communicate his/her concern during the proposal development phase of this acquisition. The Ombudsman will communicate certain offeror issues, disagreements, and recommendations on this acquisition into the proper channels. The Ombudsmans role is not to diminish the authority of the program director or the contracting officer but to advocate an offerors concern on a non-attribution basis. The Ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern when requested by the offeror. The Ombudsman will not participate in the evaluation of proposals or the source selection process for this acquisition. The Ombudsman is Mr. James H. Gill SMC/PK, and he can be reached at James.Gill @losangeles.af.mil or at (310) 653-1789.
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