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D -- Navy - Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance (MFOQA)

Notice Date
Notice Type
511210 — Software Publishers
Contracting Office
Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, NAVAIR HQ, Building 2272 47123 Buse Road Unit IPT, Patuxent River, MD, 20670, UNITED STATES
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Solicitation Number
Response Due
Point of Contact
Melanie Bateman, Contract Specialist, Phone (301) 757-6572, Fax 301-757-9039
E-Mail Address
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is announcing the upcoming release of the Military Flight Operations Qualification Assurance (MFOQA) solicitation. This acquisition is being pursued on the basis of full and open competition and provides for the procurement of MFOQA Software, an Enterprise Licensing Agreement, maintenance and support for the Enterprise Agreement, training materials, and engineering support services. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 511210, Software Publishers. The basis for award of the resultant contract will be best value to the Government. Evaluation factors for award and relative importance thereof will be identified in the forthcoming Request for Proposal (RFP). Contract award is anticipated in the first quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 08. The Department of the Navy (DON) will implement a Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance (MFOQA) Program, based in part on the highly successful Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) Program. While both programs use digital flight data, downloaded routinely post-flight, to conduct detailed trend and analysis of aircraft and aircrew performance the DON MFOQA program differs from FOQA as all data analysis and replay can be accomplished at multiple levels within the Naval Aviation Enterprise. Potential benefits are estimated to be significant in improving Operational Readiness, Training, Maintenance Management and Safety. MFOQA will provide a proactive means to highlight positive trends and to identify potential risks in time for corrective action. MFOQA will differ from FOQA in several critical areas. A single DON MFOQA software product must be capable of supporting fixed-wing, rotary wing, and tilt-rotor aircraft in both home-based and deployed environment. The FOQA Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software chosen for procurement to support the MFOQA program must be an Open Architecture product and readily adaptable to fulfilling the following general requirements specific to MFOQA: Post-mission Debrief: MFOQA will require routine, post-flight debriefing for aircrews, consisting of electronic visualization and event analysis of the specific mission. This replay capability will be necessary on multiple, server-based workstations throughout DON shore and ship-based organizations. COTS visualization products must support National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) products, as well as military-specific animation models of aircraft, cockpit, runways, etc. Maintenance Analysis: A routine post-flight maintenance-focused electronic debrief and analysis is also required in the MFOQA Program. Such capability will assist organizational-level maintenance crews in both event-driven and reliability centered maintenance tasks. This workstation will also be enabled by a server-based system at multiple DON shore and ship-based organizations. Flight Data Analysis (FDA): A multiple server and archival database system capable of handling large amounts of flight data will be required. After data translation from the appropriate aircraft system, the analysis process will be capable of both single and aggregate flight analysis and trending, accessible at multiple organizational levels. Mishap Investigation: MFOQA will also provide a valuable service in mishap investigation, by conducting replay and analysis of data that is recovered post-mishap from non-crash survivable recorders. It is anticipated that this requirement will be fulfilled by the same COTS product that is developed to support the post-mission debrief and FDA described above. ManTech Systems Engineering Corporation located in Lexington Park, MD was competitively awarded task order M801 under the Seaport contract (N00178-04-D-4080) to integrate the FOQA Open Architecture COTS product into the Naval Aviation Enterprise Architecture, to accomplish full MFOQA capability. This ManT NOTE: THIS NOTICE MAY HAVE POSTED ON FEDBIZOPPS ON THE DATE INDICATED IN THE NOTICE ITSELF (19-SEP-2007). IT ACTUALLY APPEARED OR REAPPEARED ON THE FEDBIZOPPS SYSTEM ON 31-JAN-2008, BUT REAPPEARED IN THE FTP FEED FOR THIS POSTING DATE. PLEASE CONTACT fbo.support@gsa.gov REGARDING THIS ISSUE.
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Place of Performance
Address: TBD
Zip Code: 20670
SN01497901-F 20080202/080131231518 (fbodaily.com)
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