The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) intends to award a sole source contract to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS of Kongsberg, Norway, Kirkegaardsveien 45, P.O. Box 1003, Kongsberg, Norway NO-3601 for the equipment and flight test support services in support of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Phase II demonstration test.
NAVSEA intends to procure the following:
- two NSM Control Stations (one for ship, one for training facility);
- two NSM Launcher Control Panels (one for ship, one for training facility);
- two NSM Missile System Administrators (one for ship, one for training facility);
- two NSM Interface Units (one for ship, one for training facility);
- two NSM Launch Ramps (two for ship);
- two Power Distribution Units (one for ship, one for training facility);
- four Cable Connection Installation Units (two for ship, two for training facility);
- two NSM Arming and Control Panels (one for ship, one for training facility);
- two NSM Firing Inhibit Switch (one for ship, one for training facility);
- Interconnecting Cables (two for ship, one for training facility);
- two Operating Manuals (one for ship, one for training facility);
- two Test Configured Launcher Missile Modules;
- two Tactical Launcher Missile Modules;
- two Dummy Launcher Missile Modules; Spare Parts;
- Training; Installation/Integration, and Test Support; Technical Engineering Support; and options for six NSM Launcher Missile Modules.
This acquisition provides for the installation and flight test support services for a demonstration test that will be conducted by the United States Navy of a NSM system on a deployed Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). All NSM FCT Phase II test efforts will be completed by the final quarter of Fiscal Year 2018.
The NSM Phase II demonstration test has been authorized by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) as a Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Program. The objective of NSM FCT Phase I demonstration was to test the firing of a missile off the flight deck of an LCS class ship.
The objective of the NSM FCT Phase II is to demonstrate operational installation and system testing on a deployed LCS. DFARS 206.302-1(b) specifically allows use of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) authority for acquisition of test articles and associated support services from a designated foreign source under the DoD Foreign Comparative Testing Program.
Additionally, Kongsberg is the only qualified producer of NSM and is the only source known to possess the requisite knowledge and expertise to meet DoD requirements for the FCT Phase II demonstration test.
The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under authority of FAR 6.302 and DFARS 206.302-1(b). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals.
This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals.
However, all proposals received within forty-five days after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government.
Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.