NextGen Well Represented at EAA Oshkosh
NOAA’s NextGen team members participated in the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) 2010 AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI and helped staff the NOAA/NWS booth. AirVenture Oshkosh, the world’s premier aviation “fly-in”, drew more than 535,000 visitors from July 26 -Aug 1 2010.
NextGen specific presentations were given to pilots and other aviation interests at the AirVenture International Federal Pavilion during the week. Local news radio station WOSH also interviewed a NextGen team member for insight and background.
Sources Sought and Request for Information (RFI) for the development and delivery of a full systems solution for the NOAA Next Generation Air Transport System (NextGen) Weather 4-D Data Cube, herein referred to as the 4-D Data Cube.
The 4-D Data Cube is a collaborative effort among NWS, FAA and DOD. The FAA will participate with NWS on Industry Day and provide FAA planning information. The perspective contractor will be solely responsible for, but not limited to, all hardware, software, and systems development including, but not limited to, training, documentation and support in providing this solution sought. Requirements for bid will follow the specifications being developed by NOAA for its participation in the overall multiagency NextGen Program. The NAICS code is 541690. Please note, as part of the acquisition the NextGen Program plan to leverage the NOAALink contract where feasible, which will include, but not limited to their monitoring of overall vendor efficiency using Program Portfolio Methodologies (PPM) technologies.
This RFI is for planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a Request for Proposals (RFP), Invitation for Bid (IFB) or as an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any services. The responder must clearly identify any information it considers sensitive or proprietary. All information received in response to this notice that is marked Proprietary will be handled accordingly. Responses will not be returned. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated and incurred by responding to this notice.
An Industry Day event occurred on July 20, 2010 in the NOAA Auditorium, 1305 East West Highway, SSMC-4 Silver Spring, MD. This program was designed to assist NOAA in identifying sources for this procurement as well as inform potential qualified vendors of this Program with the best available information intended for the forthcoming Request for Proposal (RFP). One-on-one information sessions were held in the afternoon between key NOAA personnel and interested vendors following the morning presentations by key Government staff. The FAA, as a partner of the 4-D Data Cube, addressed questions.
Documents are located in the Industry Day tab of the website. This site contains all documents available for Industry Day and will include all data being made available prior to release of an RFP. The site is updated regularly as relevant information becomes available. Notice to all small business: provide a company capabilities profile to help us determine if this requirement can be a small business set aside. You can find the announcement on FedBizOps.