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Air Force developing systems engineering contract

RFI explores role of small businesses


The Air Force is considering what role small businesses could play on a contract that would support would support range, satellite control and space training systems.

A contract is being developed that would support the launch and test range system, the Air Force satellite control network and that the Space Training Acquisition Office. In this request for information, the service wants to know if there are any small businesses that could bid as primes or plan to participate as subcontractors to a large company.

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is specifically looking for small businesses that can perform engineering and integration services under the Unified SE&I Contract that is being developed.

Work under the contract is expected a number of Air Force bases including Los Angeles, Vandenberg, Patrick, Peterson and Schriever.

Responses to the RFI should not exceed 25 pages and are due March 13.

According to the scope of work in the RFI, the Air Force is looking for help in areas such as architecture and engineering management plans, systems engineering and integration, configuration and data production and management, and integrated logistics support.

About the Author

Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

Reader Comments

Thu, Feb 14, 2013

Agree with the use of small businesses,I bet I have personally written over 100 RFI responses, for qualified small businesses with great past performance and customer qualification; just to see it all ignored by the Air Force

Thu, Feb 14, 2013

Yes we can do the work as a small business prime. The USAF has a long history of doing the RFI and then ignoring the results and just doing whatever they wanted to do from the beginning and that is Unrestricted or using a 1500 employee NAICS. So why respond and spend time and money to be ignored just subcontract with one of the USAF favorite large companies who hire retiring Flag Officers.

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