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JSTARS Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Georgia, United States
Government : Military
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Supply Chain and ********** for 
Joint ************ Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS)

The Joint STARS Program Office is seeking responsible sources for Supply Chain and **********. Specific support ********* supply support, asset *********** diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages (DMSMS), requirements determination process, engineering requirements review process, item unique identification, packaging, Government Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP), and counterfeit electronic part detection and avoidance.

Contractors/Institutions responding to this request for information/market survey are notified participation in this survey may not ensure participation in future solicitations or contract awards. The government will not reimburse respondents for any expenses associated with their participation in the request for information/market survey.


The E-8 is a modified Boeing 707-300 series commercial airframe extensively re-manufactured and modified with the radar, communications, operations and control sub-systems required to perform its operational mission. The most prominent external feature is the 27-foot (8 meters) long, canoe-shaped radome under the forward fuselage housing the 24-foot (7.3 meters) long, side-looking phased array antenna.

The radar and computer sub-systems on the E-8C can gather and display detailed battlefield information on ground forces. The information is relayed in near real-time to the Army and Marine Corps common ground stations and to other ground command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence, or C4I, nodes.

The antenna can be tilted to either side of the aircraft where it can develop a 120-degree field of view covering nearly 19,305 square miles (50,000 square kilometers) and is capable of detecting targets at more than 250 kilometers (more than 820,000 feet). The radar also has some limited capability to detect helicopters, rotating antennas and low, slow-moving fixed wing aircraft.

As a battle ********** and command and control asset, the E-8C can support the full spectrum of roles and missions from peacekeeping operations to major theater war.

Joint STARS evolved from Army and Air Force programs to develop, detect, locate, and attack enemy armor at ranges beyond the forward area of troops. The first two developmental aircraft deployed in 1991 to Operation Desert Storm and also supported Operation Joint Endeavor in December 1995.

Team Joint STARS men and women have contributed tremendously to overseas contingency operations, flying more than 130,000 combat hours in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Odyssey Dawn, Unified Protector, Freedom's Sentinel, and Inherent Resolve. Their operational resume includes support of six Combatant Commands including U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Europe Command.

Team Joint STARS was the first organization in the USAF to activate under the Air Force's Total Force Initiative as a "blended" wing. America's first "Total Force" wing, the former 93rd Air Control Wing, an active-duty Air Combat Command unit, and the 116th Bomb Wing, a Georgia Air National Guard unit, were deactivated Oct.1, 2002. The 116th Air Control Wing was activated blending Guard and active-duty Airmen into a single unit. In October 2011, the Active Associate construct was formed by the newly activated 461st Air Control Wing as a member of Team Joint STARS.

Team Joint STARS through the 116th/461st ACW, is the only unit operating the E-8C and conducting the Joint STARS mission.


The Joint STARS Program Office is surveying the market to determine those sources qualified to provide supply chain and ********** support for the E-8 weapon system. The contract is expected to include the following regarding support and sustainment of the E-8 weapon system:

-    The Contractor shall be responsible for all Joint STARS peculiar material and equipment, i.e., Prime Mission Equipment (PME), aircraft spares, and Peculiar Support Equipment (PSE), otherwise known as F74. Responsibilities include reconciliation of material inventory, daily processing of assets, receiving, issuing, scheduling, tracking, reporting, storage and preservation, and verification of proper repair documentation.

-    Wholesale Inventory Control (L/M). Coordinate with all Government activities pertaining to inventory control, supply, repair, replenishment, shortfalls, and excess of all Contractor Inventory Control Point (ICP) assets required to support this requirement.

-    Process and fill all valid requisitions for F74 Spares and Joint STARS unique items based upon weapon system demands, readiness based level (RBL) computations, and coordinated readiness spares package (RSP) requirements.
-    Provide sustainment support for RSP kits. Attend and participate in RSP reviews as required by the Government. Provide recommended stock levels and report any non-supportable items. If any F74 or Joint STARS unique RSP item is not supportable at the level required by the wing and NGB, then the Contractor will coordinate with HBGC, the wing, and NGB for a solution. Non-supportable additional requirements will be funded by the Government and specified on a separate delivery order. Maintain a standard RSP fill rate of 94% for F74 and Joint STARS unique items.
-    Ensure demand data from Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) FB6101 is being accurately reflected in Enterprise Solution Supply (ESS). Take necessary action with AFLCMC/HBGC, the wing, and Air Force Gl...

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