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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF APRIL 27, 2012 FBO #3807
MODIFICATION

A -- Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III - Amendment 1

Notice Date
4/25/2012
 
Notice Type
Modification/Amendment
 
NAICS
541712 — Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
 
Contracting Office
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, AFFTC - AF Flight Test Center, 5 S WOLFE AVE, Edwards AFB, California, 93524-1185, United States
 
ZIP Code
93524-1185
 
Solicitation Number
FA9300-11-R-0002
 
Point of Contact
Tom J. Shea, Phone: 661-277-8592, Aimee L Buckless, Phone: 661-277-1992
 
E-Mail Address
thomas.shea@edwards.af.mil, aimee.buckless@edwards.af.mil
(thomas.shea@edwards.af.mil, aimee.buckless@edwards.af.mil)
 
Small Business Set-Aside
N/A
 
Description
ARES III - Final RFP Cover Sheet amendment 05 Description(s): REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - Amendment 05 for the Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III Please find attachments posted to this solicitation entitled the following: 1. ARES III - Final RFP Cover Sheet amendment 05 (pdf) ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - Amendment 04 for the Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III Please find attachments posted to this solicitation entitled the following: 1. ARES III - Final RFP Cover Sheet amendment 04 (pdf) 2. ARES III - L-7 COST MODEL (xlsx) 3. ARES III - QandA no.4 (pdf) ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - Amendment 03 for the Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III Please find attachments posted to this solicitation entitled the following: 1. ARES III - Final RFP Cover Sheet amendment 03 (pdf) 2. ARES III - L-7 COST MODEL (xlsx) 3. ARES III - QandA no.3 (pdf) ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - Amendment 02 for the Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III Please find attachments posted to this solicitation entitled the following: 1. ARES III - Final RFP Cover Sheet amendment 02 (pdf) 2. ARES III - Final RFP amendment 02 (pdf) 3. ARES III - QandA no.2 (pdf) ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - Amendment 01 for the Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III Please find attachments posted to this solicitation entitled the following: 1. ARES III - Final RFP Cover Sheet amendment 01(pdf) 2. ARES III - Final RFP amendment 01 (pdf) 3. ATTACHMENT L-4 PAST PERFORMANCE QUESTIONNAIRE amendment 01 (docx) 4. ATTACHMENT L-7 COST MODEL amendment 01 (xls) 5. ARES III - Final RFP QandA (pdf) ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL for Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III Please find attachments posted to this solicitation entitled the following: 1. ARES III - Final RFP (pdf) 2. ATTACHMENT L-2 SCENARIOS COST SUMMARY BY COST ELEMENTS (xlsx) 3. ATTACHMENT L-7 COST MODEL (xlsx) Please note the due dates for responses on this RFP Proposal: Section L, Volume III Past Performance Documentation, due 21-Oct-2011 Full Proposal Documentation (not including Section L, Vol III), due 3-Nov-2011 Oral Presentations are anticipated to be held at AFRL, Bldg 8351, between 7-11 Nov 2011. Your company will be contacted by formal letter after 21-Oct-2011 noting a date and time for your oral presentation after submittal of Past Performance Documentation. Note: All responses to the initial RFP must be given to us by hard copy. For future reference, we may allow electronic emailing of responses to Evaluation Notices, if any. Questions and Answers: The Government will entertain questions and answers on this RFP for a limited period of time. However, please note that the due dates of Past Performance and Full Proposal Documentation noted above are firm. No extensions will be granted on the due dates. Therefore, please have any questions you may have on Past Performance Documentation no later than 10 calendar days from the date of this posting (1-Oct-2011) and any questions on RFP elements other than Past Performance no later than 20 days from the date of this posting (11-Oct-2011). Any questions received after the due dates will not extend the due date of the proposal documentation. All questions must be submitted in writing to Tom Shea at thomas.shea@edwards.af.mil. Any questions submitted are subject to posting on this solicitation for the benefit of all interested parties. Before submitting your questions and in order to avoid redundancy, please note the attachment ‘ARES III - QandA no.3' to see if your inquiry was already addressed and answered. Please note, the Final RFP supersedes any responses on the ‘ARES III - QandA no.3'. Any amendments to the Final RFP will supersede any Q&A posted. ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): POST-INDUSTRY DAY INFORMATION for Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III Q&A FEEDBACK: The Government has attached additional questions and answers to Post-Industry Day questions received (Questions 105-107). Please note the attachment ‘ARES III - QandA no.3'. ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): POST-INDUSTRY DAY INFORMATION for Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III Q&A FEEDBACK: The Government has attached additional questions and answers to Post-Industry Day questions received (Questions 100-104). Please note the attachment ‘ARES III - QandA no.2'. ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): NOTICE OF CONTRACT ACTION (NOCA) FOR SOLICITATION no. FA9300-11-R-0002 The Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base is providing a Notice of Contract Action / Request for Proposal for the following: The Advanced Research Engineering Services (ARES) III effort, which provides on-site scientific and engineering research and development (R&D) at AFRL Propulsion Directorate West, (AFRL/RZ-W), Edwards AFB, CA. This announcement is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all interested parties who believe they can meet the requirement are invited to submit a proposal when the Final RFP becomes available. Deadline for proposal submittal will be announced when the Final RFP is posted to this announcement. Areas of research and engineering shall include: analytical, numerical, systems and affordability and failure analysis, experimental testing, data acquisition and reduction, hardware design and development, software development, technical advice, and acquisition management support. Specifically, AFRL/RZ-W is seeking research and engineering expertise to perform studies and analysis on technology opportunities and options that: 1) Advance liquid rocket engine technology including associated components and integrated propulsion systems that apply to pump-fed, pressure-fed, and/or rocket-based-combined-cycle engines that use cryogenic, advanced, and storable propellants. Such activities range from fundamental technology development and concept definition through full-scale engineering development; 2) Advance solid and hybrid rocket motor technology components and propulsion system technology and capabilities. This entails evaluating and validating the use, modification and development of materials, design processes, and fabrication methods for solid and hybrid propulsion elements, as well as examining analytical codes to determine component and system requirements performance, reliability, and capability; 3) Advance emerging and pervasive propulsion technology of applied sciences and technologies of boost, post-boost and spacecraft systems such as electric propulsion, advanced chemical propulsion, propulsion, high-energy-density materials, as well as performance concepts including avionics, sensors, and other emerging technologies. The contractor shall perform independent analysis, design, evaluation, and planning from exploratory development to full-scale engineering development; 4) Advance spacecraft propulsion technology programs that increase knowledge and understanding of applied sciences and technologies of boost, post-boost, satellite, and kinetic energy systems, multi-pulse ground-based upper stage booster programs, and hardware integration and demonstration, attitude control, orbital transfer, and repositioning efforts. The activity shall include integration program support along with progress monitoring of tests, technical validation, and analysis of both out-of-house and in-house generated data; and 5) Advance systems integration and analysis technology programs that increase knowledge and understanding of advance performance concepts and subsystems such as avionics, sensors, and propulsion for ballistic missiles, space transportation systems, military aerospace vehicles, and air/ground launched missiles, spacecraft, and satellite systems. This includes use and modification, development and/or acquisition of analysis tools needed to analyze performance concepts. Any inquires on this announcement may be sent via email to the following individuals: Tom Shea, thomas.shea@edwards.af.mil Teresa Weber, teresa.weber@edwards.af.mil Contracting Office Address: AFFTC/PKT 5 South Wolfe Avenue, Bldg 2800 Edwards Air Force Base, California 93524 Place of Performance: Air Force Research Laboratory 4 Draco Drive, Bldg 8351 Edwards AFB, California 93524 ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): POST-INDUSTRY DAY INFORMATION for Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III Q&A FEEDBACK: The Government has attached their answers to Post-Industry Day questions received. Please note the attachment ‘ARES III - QandA'. ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): POST-INDUSTRY DAY INFORMATION for Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III NEW DATE FOR Q&A FEEDBACK: The Government has changed the answer response date for Post-Industry Day questions received. The new posting date has changed from 10-June-2011 to 14-June-2011. ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): POST-INDUSTRY DAY INFORMATION for Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III INDUSTRY DAY MINUTES AND PRESENTATION: Please note that the Industry Day Minutes, List of Attendees and Presentation Slides have been posted as an attachment to this solicitation. ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): POST-INDUSTRY DAY INFORMATION for Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III INDUSTRY DAY MINUTES AND PRESENTATION: The Government is awaiting confirmation from the Scientific and Technical Information Office (STINFO) and Public Affairs that the Industry Day slides from the 09-May-2011 Industry Day can be posted. Once this confirmation is received, the Industry Day minutes and slides will be posted as an amendment to this solicitation. NEW DATE FOR Q&A FEEDBACK: The Government has changed the answer response date for Post-Industry Day questions received. The new posting date will change from 27-May-2011 to 10-June-2011. ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): INDUSTRY DAY for Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III Additional documents have been recently attached to this solicitation. All solicitation documents should be thoroughly reviewed by all individuals planning to attend Industry Day (9-May-2011). The event will afford attendees an opportunity to submit questions, seek clarification and offer suggestions. Thorough review of all documents by attendees prior to attending the event will maximize the Government's ability to clarify requirements and solicitation documents. Please note, attendees of Industry Day should bring their own copies of draft documents. The Government will not provide hard copies the day of the event. New documents posted as of 5-May-2011 are as follows: 1. Industry Day Individual Session Timeslots 2. Draft RFP (revised) 3. Industry Day Feedback Question Form Post-Industry Day Feedback / Questions -- due via email to Contracting Officer Teresa L. Weber (teresa.weber@edwards.af.mil) and Contract Specialist Tom Shea (thomas.shea@edwards.af.mil) NLT 22-May-2011. Please provide Feedback / Questions in the following format in the text of your email: ******************************** Advanced Research Engineering Services (ARES) III FA9300-11-R-0002 Industry Day Feedback / Question Company Name / POC: POC Phone No. / Email: Reference: ex. "SOW Section 1.1" or "Slide Number" Feedback / Question: ******************************** All Feedback / Q&A responses will be posted under this solicitation NLT 27-May-2011. ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): INDUSTRY DAY for Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III 1. Purpose The Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is pleased to announce that an Industry Day has been scheduled on Monday, 09-May-2011 for the ARES III follow-on contract. This effort will provide support for the Air Force Research Laboratory, Propulsion Directorate (AFRL/RZ-W), Edwards AFB, CA. The NAICS Code for this acquisition is: 541712. THERE IS NOT A SOLICITATION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. REQUESTS FOR A SOLICITATION WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE. A Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) and modified Statement of Work related to this announcement will be posted prior to Industry Day. Please note the Industry Day letter and map to AFRL already attached to this announcement. All documents attached to this announcement will not be available via hard copy on Industry Day. It is the responsibility of each attendee to download and/or print copies of draft documents related to this announcement. A Sources Sought Synopsis was requested for interested parties in January of 2011 and this Industry Day is a follow on for support of market research by the Air Force to identify capable potential sources. This requirement is tentatively scheduled to be a competitive small business set-aside. 2. Requirement A. AFRL/RZ-W is conducting market research to provide follow-on flexible, high quality, on-site research, and engineering personnel who possess superior competence in all aspects of liquid, solid, spacecraft, emerging and pervasive propulsion, spacecraft propulsion, systems integration and analysis technologies. The contractor-provided personnel shall possess exceptional knowledge and skills in: research, engineering, development, prediction, test, and evaluation to enhance the state-of-the-art in rocket propulsion technology, while improving rocket propulsion capabilities. Other areas of desired expertise include: logistics, contract acquisition, program management, and personnel management. B. Areas of research and engineering shall include: analytical, numerical, systems and affordability and failure analysis, experimental testing, data acquisition and reduction, hardware design and development, software development, technical advice, and acquisition management support. Specifically, AFRL/RZ-W is seeking research and engineering expertise to perform studies and analysis on technology opportunities and options that: 1) Advance liquid rocket engine technology including associated components and integrated propulsion systems that apply to pump-fed, pressure-fed, and/or rocket-based-combined-cycle engines that use cryogenic, advanced, and storable propellants. Such activities range from fundamental technology development and concept definition through full-scale engineering development; 2) Advance solid and hybrid rocket motor technology components and propulsion system technology and capabilities. This entails evaluating and validating the use, modification and development of materials, design processes, and fabrication methods for solid and hybrid propulsion elements, as well as examining analytical codes to determine component and system requirements performance, reliability, and capability; 3) Advance emerging and pervasive propulsion technology of applied sciences and technologies of boost, post-boost and spacecraft systems such as electric propulsion, advanced chemical propulsion, propulsion, high-energy-density materials, as well as performance concepts including avionics, sensors, and other emerging technologies. The contractor shall perform independent analysis, design, evaluation, and planning from exploratory development to full-scale engineering development; 4) Advance spacecraft propulsion technology programs that increase knowledge and understanding of applied sciences and technologies of boost, post-boost, satellite, and kinetic energy systems, multi-pulse ground-based upper stage booster programs, and hardware integration and demonstration, attitude control, orbital transfer, and repositioning efforts. The activity shall include integration program support along with progress monitoring of tests, technical validation, and analysis of both out-of-house and in-house generated data; and 5) Advance systems integration and analysis technology programs that increase knowledge and understanding of advance performance concepts and subsystems such as avionics, sensors, and propulsion for ballistic missiles, space transportation systems, military aerospace vehicles, and air/ground launched missiles, spacecraft, and satellite systems. This includes use and modification, development and/or acquisition of analysis tools needed to analyze performance concepts. 3. Inquiries A. This request for information is not a commercial solicitation and the Government will not pay for any information submitted or for any costs associated with providing the information. POINT OF CONTACT: AFRL/RZSE, Jamie Malak, Program Manager for technical matters, (661) 275-5539 or AFFTC/PKTB, Tom Shea, Contracting Specialist at (661) 277-8592 or Aimee Buckless, Contracting Specialist for contracting matters at (661) 277-1992, FAX (661) 277-0470. B. All interested offerors must have a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code. As well as, be registered in CCR and ORCA to be eligible for contract award or payment from any Department of Defense activity. Information on registration and annual confirmation requirements may be obtained at (https://www.bpn.gov). 4. Information requested A. The Government is requesting that interested offerors feeling they can fully support this requirement and are interested in attending Industry Day furnish the following information per the attached letter in this announcement: 1) Name of Individual (Last, First, MI), Company Name, Social Security Number, Complete Driver's License Number, Date of Birth, Citizenship, Place of Birth. This information is needed for access to Edwards AFB / AFRL, which is a restricted area. This information should be submitted via email to Tom Shea (thomas.shea@edwards.af.mil) and is required no later than 1400 hours, PDT, 03 May 2011. 2) Advanced notification from all parties wishing an individual session with Government personnel on Industry Day. Attendees that submitted a source sought response to this solicitation will have first precedence for an individual session. All others requesting an individual session will be placed on the list by order of request. Each individual session will be limited to 30 minutes so that all potential contractors can be accommodated. This information is needed so that we can schedule all attendees in advance of the event for an individual session. This information should be submitted via email to Tom Shea (thomas.shea@edwards.af.mil) and is required no later than 1400 hours, PDT, 03 May 2011. B. All other inquires should be made by e-mail to Mr. Tom Shea, Contracting Specialist at thomas.shea@edwards.af.mil and Ms. Aimee Buckless, Contracting Specialist at aimee.buckless@edwards.af.mil. ---------------- ARCHIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ---------------- Description(s): SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS / REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Advanced Research and Engineering Services (ARES) III 1. Purpose This is a sources sought synopsis for the ARES III follow-on contract. This effort will provide support for the Air Force Research Laboratory, Propulsion Directorate (AFRL/RZ-W), Edwards AFB, CA. The NAICS Code for this acquisition is: 541712. THERE IS NO SOLICITATION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. REQUESTS FOR A SOLICITATION WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE. This Sources Sought Synopsis is in support of market research being conducted by the Air Force to identify capable potential sources. This requirement is planned to be a competitive small business set-aside. 2. Requirement A. AFRL/RZ-W is conducting market research to provide follow-on flexible, high quality, on-site research, and engineering personnel who possess superior competence in all aspects of liquid, solid, spacecraft, emerging and pervasive propulsion, spacecraft propulsion, systems integration and analysis technologies. The contractor-provided personnel shall possess exceptional knowledge and skills in: research, engineering, development, prediction, test, and evaluation to enhance the state-of-the-art in rocket propulsion technology, while improving rocket propulsion capabilities. Other areas of desired expertise include: logistics, contract acquisition, program management, and personnel management. B. Areas of research and engineering shall include: analytical, numerical, systems and affordability and failure analysis, experimental testing, data acquisition and reduction, hardware design and development, software development, technical advice, and acquisition management support. Specifically, AFRL/RZ-W is seeking research and engineering expertise to perform studies and analysis on technology opportunities and options that: 1) Advance liquid rocket engine technology including associated components and integrated propulsion systems that apply to pump-fed, pressure-fed, and/or rocket-based-combined-cycle engines that use cryogenic, advanced, and storable propellants. Such activities range from fundamental technology development and concept definition through full-scale engineering development; 2) Advance solid and hybrid rocket motor technology components and propulsion system technology and capabilities. This entails evaluating and validating the use, modification and development of materials, design processes, and fabrication methods for solid and hybrid propulsion elements, as well as examining analytical codes to determine component and system requirements performance, reliability, and capability; 3) Advance emerging and pervasive propulsion technology of applied sciences and technologies of boost, post-boost and spacecraft systems such as electric propulsion, advanced chemical propulsion, propulsion, high-energy-density materials, as well as performance concepts including avionics, sensors, and other emerging technologies. The contractor shall perform independent analysis, design, evaluation, and planning from exploratory development to full-scale engineering development; 4) Advance spacecraft propulsion technology programs that increase knowledge and understanding of applied sciences and technologies of boost, post-boost, satellite, and kinetic energy systems, multi-pulse ground-based upper stage booster programs, and hardware integration and demonstration, attitude control, orbital transfer, and repositioning efforts. The activity shall include integration program support along with progress monitoring of tests, technical validation, and analysis of both out-of-house and in-house generated data; and 5) Advance systems integration and analysis technology programs that increase knowledge and understanding of advance performance concepts and subsystems such as avionics, sensors, and propulsion for ballistic missiles, space transportation systems, military aerospace vehicles, and air/ground launched missiles, spacecraft, and satellite systems. This includes use and modification, development and/or acquisition of analysis tools needed to analyze performance concepts. 3. Inquiries A. This request for information is not a commercial solicitation and the Government will not pay for any information submitted or for any costs associated with providing the information. POINT OF CONTACT: AFRL/RZSE, Jamie Malak, Program Manager for technical matters, (661) 275-5539 or AFFTC/PKTB, Tom Shea, Contracting Specialist at (661) 277-8592 or Cynthia Randall, Contracting Specialist for contracting matters at (661) 277-8454, FAX (661) 277-0470. B. All interested offerors must have a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code. As well as, be registered in CCR and ORCA to be eligible for contract award or payment from any Department of Defense activity. Information on registration and annual confirmation requirements may be obtained at (https://www.bpn.gov). 4. Information requested A. The Government is requesting that interested offerors feeling they can fully support this requirement furnish the following information: 1) Company Information. Name, Address, telephone number, FAX number, point of contact(s) name(s), phone number, e-mail address. 2) Information should include a brief description of experience in providing the type of support described above. Please include contract references relating to research and engineering expertise to include: contract number; agency supported, period of performance, original contract value, and Point of Contact (POC) with current phone/fax number. The information package must be clear, concise, and complete. The Air Force is under no obligation to provide feedback to the company, or to contact the company for clarification of any information submitted in response to this request. 3) Identification of business size and whether currently designated a small business as defined the Federal Acquisition Regulation FAR Part 19 and also currently listed in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system. Small business size standards are published by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and may be found at www.sba.gov/size/sizetable2002.html. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541712. Small Business size is 1,000 employees. 4) Any other information deemed useful to the Air Force. Information packages should be limited to no more than 10 pages. B. Submit response by e-mail to Mr. Tom Shea, Contracting Specialist at Thomas.Shea@edwards.af.mil and Ms. Cynthia Randall, Contracting Specialist at Cynthia.Randall@edwards.af.mil no later than 3:00 P.M. Pacific Standard Time on 14 January 2011.
 
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Place of Performance
Address: Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Edwards AFB, California, 93524, United States
Zip Code: 93524
 
Record
SN02730547-W 20120427/120425235004-03090800ccb0c22a9a2cadccb16c668c (fbodaily.com)
 
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