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Army plans $135M set-aside R&D IDIQ

The Army plans to award a five-year, $135 million indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract to get specialized and cutting-edge research and development engineering services.

Through the Simulations and Training Engineering Services Omnibus IDIQ, the Army will purchase a broad range of R&D solutions. The Army will plan and conduct exploratory research, advanced technology development. It also buy services to demonstrate simulation and training, utilizing the most advanced modeling and simulation technology. The overall solutions would center on areas such as synthetic natural environments, medical simulations, dismounted soldier training, advanced distributed simulation and embedded training.

The scope of the contract deals with exploratory and advanced simulation research and analyses and technology development for training and mission rehearsal. It also includes advanced R&D in simulation, instrumentation technologies with the overall goal of producing better Army and Joint Operational Military training.

The IDIQ is a total small business set-aside. The Army is requiring firms to have the capability to perform a minimum of 50 percent of the required work with in-house staff.

The Army released the solicitation Jan. 9. Responses are due by March 3.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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