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Advanced Technology Test and Development Program (ATTDP)

Alabama, United States
Government : Military
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This combined sources to sole source notice is issued by the Army *********** Command-Redstone ********* in support of the United States (U.S.) Army Space and Missile Defense Command Forces Strategic Command for the purpose of ********** market research to ********* if there are sources with advanced technology test and research and development capability to perform the effort as described below. The effort is titled Advanced Technology Test and Development Program (ATTDP) formerly known as Aerophysics Test Program (ATP). The ATP effort is currently being performed by the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) under contract W9113M-12-C-0031. It is anticipated ACC-RSA will issue a sole source award to UAH for the ATTDP effort under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(3) as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-3(a)(1) and (a) (2)(ii). The award will be a three-year base effort with two (2) one-year option periods for an estimated value of $47 million. The U.S. Government (Government) will ********* whether or not to proceed with an acquisition and, if it does decide to proceed, the best acquisition strategy that will meet the needs of the Government.

This notice falls under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 541715 with a size standard of 1,000 employees. Under this NAICS code, please specify if you are a Small Business; Small Disadvantaged Small Business; Section 8a Small Business; Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business; HubZone Small Business; Woman-owned HubZone Small Business; Woman-owned Small Business; or Economically Disadvantaged Woman-owned Small Business. Please indicate all that apply.

SUSPENSE DATE: If an offeror elects to submit a short capabilities statement, please ensure it is no more than 10 pages in length, and demonstrates the interested vendor can perform the requirement as described below. It is requested submissions be made via email to both the primary and secondary points of contact listed below no later than June 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time).

This notice does not constitute a request for proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. Solicitations are not available at this time. A request for a solicitation will not receive a response. This is a Government market research effort in accordance with FAR Part 10 "Market Research" and FAR Part 15 "*********** by Negotiation." This notice does not constitute a commitment by the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever nor does its issuance in any way restrict the Government as to its ultimate acquisition approach. All information submitted in response to this notice, including a capabilities statement, is strictly voluntary. The Government will not award a contract on the basis of this notice; will not pay for information requested; or compensate any respondent for any costs incurred in developing, preparing, or submitting a response to this notice. Any information provided by the Government at this time is preliminary and may be updated or changed. Not responding to this notice does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on FedBizOpps in accordance with FAR Subpart 5.2 unless an exception applies. It is the responsibility of the offerors to monitor this site for additional information pertaining to this announcement. Responses to this notice will be incorporated with other market research.


The ATTDP continues and extends the efforts performed under the original ATP contract that went into effect on September 19, 1989, and continues through ATP IV, which took effect on September 25, 2012. Under ATP I, the essential capability to perform hypervelocity/aerophysics research in support of strategic, theater, and tactical missile defense requirements were established. Test programs in support of anti-satellite, lethality and target hardening, kill assessment, and Patriot warhead development were accomplished during ATP I. Test programs in support of Logistics Management Institute, Man-Machine Interface and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense kill assessment input for computational lethality codes; advanced tactical long-rod penetrators and tactical nosecones; and research in kinetic energy were accomplished in ATP II. This effort demonstrated capability to perform experiments and analyses applicable to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA); USASMDC/ARSTRAT; U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM); Defense Nuclear Agency; U.S. Air Force; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); and private industry. Later, Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) testing and improvement, flight vehicle weather encounter, lower velocity launch operations, and reverse ballistics test capabilities were established under ATP III. ATP IV is a continuation of the type of efforts performed under ATP I through III.

The hypervelocity aerophysics research capability permits sub-scale to full-scale ground based tests. Facility upgrades implemented under ATP I - IV, allowed Y2 scale replicas of theater missile defense interceptors to be launched over most of the expected range of intercept strike velocities, strike angles, and interceptor pitch angles. Ground tests provide a relatively low cost/fast response method to obtain experimental data of systems concep...

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