The Army Contracting Command-Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) intends to solicit extensions, on a sole source limited basis, up to five additional ordering years to the Army Targetry Systems (ATS) III, Multiple Award (MA), Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) base contracts below:

Contract #

Award

Expiration

Contractor

W56HZV18D0001

16 March 18

05 March 23

InVeris Training Solutions, Inc.

W56HZV18D0002

16 March 18

05 March 23

Saab Training USA LLC

W56HZV18D0003

16 March 18

05 March 23

Strategic Systems, Inc.

W56HZV18D0004

16 March 18

05 March 23

SIUS Target Systems USA, Inc.

W56HZV18D0005

16 March 18

05 March 23

Theissen Training Systems

These extensions will not include any further guaranteed awards. The extensions are to cover a potential gap between the current ATS III contracts and the development and use of Government owned products that will eventually replace them.

The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) was designated as the Offices of Professional Responsibility (OPR) in December 2019 as a result of the Future Army Systems of Integrated Targets (FASIT) Capability Production Document (CPD) approved in April 2019. The Product Manager (PdM) for Live Training Systems (LTS) under PEO STRI is responsible for all Force on Target (FoT) live fire training systems, and is in the process of developing the competitive TDPs and associated competitive contracts to replace the ATS III contracts. The TDP development is on schedule to be completed between 2023 and 2027. The Government will begin procuring to Government Owned TDPs, and will stop ATS III procurements, as soon as the TDPs have met their initial requirements.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES:

The ATS III contracts are used to procure live-fire training systems for Army ranges to be installed at various geographical locations throughout the world. The extension is being planned to fill a one to five year gap while the Government develops Product Level Technical Data Packages (TDPs) for the main ATS III devices: Stationary Infantry Target (SIT), Stationary Armor Target (SAT), Moving Infantry Target (MIT) and Moving Armor Target (MAT).

In the interim, the Government is looking for interested sources to provide costs associated with being able to adhere to all requirements of the ATS III contract, be able to produce all Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs) listed in the contract, meet rigorous First Article Testing (FAT) requirements for CLINs 001 to 035 prior to being paid for any deliveries of the contracted CLINs and be able to install all CLINs and ancillary equipment to produce fully operational ranges for the Army.

RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS:

Interested sources shall provide the capabilities and costs associated with meeting all the ATS III requirements, including installing operational ranges for the Army.

Please submit the market research response via email to shalonda.l.hawkins.civ@mail.mil by the required closing date. No telephone responses will be accepted.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The U.S. Government appreciates the time and effort taken to respond to this RFI. Please note, all questions pertaining to this RFI will be answered at the discretion of the Government. Potential sources should only submit the information requested herein. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, and no feedback or evaluations will be provided to companies regarding their submissions. The Government may contact potential sources for additional information as required. Please note that any information you submit in response to this questionnaire that is protected by law, will not be released. Any responses to this request for information are subject to the following:

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6. This RFI is for informational purposes only. This is not a request for proposal, does not constitute a solicitation, and shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government. Responses in any form are not considered offers and the Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Funds are NOT available to pay for preparation of responses to this announcement. Any information submitted by respondents to this technical description is strictly voluntary.

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