From: Federal Government(Federal)
Start Date05 May, 2017 (about 5 years ago)
Due Date23 May, 2017 (about 5 years ago)
Opportunity TypeBid Notification
Customer / AgencyDepartment of Agriculture
LocationWork Sites TBD Administered out of Boise, ID Boise, Idaho 83705 United States
May 05, 2017 5:30 pm
THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT INTEND TO AWARD A CONTRACT ON THE BASIS OF THIS RFI OR TO OTHERWISE PAY FOR THE INFORMATION SOLICITED. This RFI does not constitute a solicitation for proposals or the authority to enter into negotiations to award a contract. No funds have been authorized, appropriated, or received for this contemplated effort. This RFI is for planning purposes only and shall not be considered as a request for proposal or as an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of contractor submission of responses to this RFI or the Government's use of such information. The Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any contractor's input resulting from this RFI. Responses to this RFI will not be returned. Whatever information is provided in response to this RFI may be used to assess tradeoffs and alternatives available for future needs. The information provided may be utilized by the US Forest Service in developing its acquisition strategy and in its Statement of Objective, Statement of Work, and/or Performance Specifications. The information resulting from this RFI may be included or combined with other submissions in one or more options considered in the analysis of alternatives. Any proprietary information that is submitted may be used in establishing requirements of the future services but specific information will be safeguarded as proprietary.
The Forest Service is looking for comments and questions concerning the draft RFP attached to this notice. Responses should include past company experience with UAS, a description of pilot and airworthiness standards, FAA operator specifications for the company, safety record/accident history, spectrum management and communication capabilities relevant to project area, and the company's Safety Management Systems and/or Safety Plan.