Purpose: This is a Request for Information (RFI) as defined in FAR 15.201(e). The Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Program Executive Office (PEO) Undersea Warfare Systems (UWS), Undersea Weapons Program Office (PMS404) is seeking industry feedback on the capability, technical risk, and program timeline to meet the Government’s need for the development of an Air Launch Accessory (ALA) for use in employing the MK 54 family of lightweight torpedoes (MK 54 MOD 0, MK 54 MOD 1, and MK 54 MOD 2) from a P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft.The Navy is interested in the full potential of industry responses, to include small business participation. The small business size standard for NAICS 334511 is 1,250 employees.Development Contract Concept and Background: The Navy is in the process of developing the MK 54 MOD 2 lightweight torpedo. Due to changes in the mass properties, length, and outer mold lines from the MK 54 MOD 0/1, the current HAAWC
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SUBJECT LINE: Your Company Name - C-HAAWC RFI Once the TOU is approved the requests to access the controlled documents in sam.gov will be approved. The Contracting Officer will only grant access to the controlled documents to the individuals named on the TOU. Upon approval of a DD254, the government will mail a CD containing the classified documents to the address listed on the approved DD254. Information is desired in the following areas: Technical challenges to developing a universal C - HAAWC that can function with any of the MK 54 family of torpedoes; Technical feasibility of a C - HAAWC design with an AUR weight of no more than 1000 lbs, given the MOD 2’s mass properties; Feasibility of aligning to the MK 54 MOD 2 IOC; Highest technical risk areas and mitigation strategies for the same; Recommended changes to the Performance Specification for the High Altitude ASW Weapon Capability Air Launch Accessory to reduce performance and program timeline risk (be specific of the effect of the recommend changes); Any additional technical risks or challenges, whose resolution or mitigation a responder deems critical to the success of a C-HAAWC program; and Company Information (excluded from page limitation): Company Name Company Address DUNS Number CAGE Code Website address Technical Point of Contact (Name, Email Address, and Telephone Number) Business Size Status (e.g., large, small, HUBZone, SDB, SDVOSB, VOSB, WOSB) Level of Facility Clearance Submission Instructions: Responses to this RFI shall be UNCLASSIFIED and shall not exceed 50 pages in length, excluding the cover page containing company information. Responses shall be submitted in electronic format (Microsoft Word 2016 or later, or searchable Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) 8.0 or later, compatible formats). Each submission shall be electronic (virus-scanned) and sent via email to the Point of Contact (POC) listed below. Please submit your email with the subject line, “RFI C-HAAWC: [Company Name].” Telephonic and oral responses are not acceptable. All responses must be received on or before the “Re specified below. Proprietary information, if any, must be clearly marked. To aid the Navy in its review and evaluation, please segregate proprietary information to the maximum extent practicable. Inquiries on RFI Content: The Navy will accept questions from industry regarding content of this RFI. E-mail questions should be sent to PCO Brian Lofgren at email@example.com
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. In order to ensure adequate response time, the desired deadline for Navy receipt of questions on RFI content is 19 August 2022 at 4:30 PM EST. NO CLASSIFIED MATERIAL SHALL BE SUBMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. DISCLAIMER AND IMPORTANT NOTES This RFI is issued for informational and planning purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or award a contract. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. As such, the Government will not reimburse any costs associated with responding to this notice. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization's qualifications to perform the work. Respondents should properly mark their responses with the appropriate restrictive markings. Information that is proprietary or competition sensitive may be protected from disclosure under the public records law only if properly labeled as such. The Government may not respond to any specific questions or comments submitted in response to this sources sought notice or information provided as a result of this sources sought. Any information submitted by respondents as a result of this sources sought notice is strictly voluntary. Respondents will not be notified of the results of this notice. The information obtained from submitted responses may be used in the development of an acquisition strategy and future solicitation. Response to this notice is not a request to be added to a bidders list or to receive a copy of a solicitation. If a solicitation is issued, it will be announced later via sam.gov and all interested parties must respond to that solicitation announcement separately from to the response to this RFI.