These capabilities are broadly stated by design, with the intent of ensuring a comprehensive marketsurvey.
LETTER OF INTENT
:Parties interested in responding to the market research must submit a statement of interest no longerthan five pages to Jesse King (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5:00 PM EST April 26, 2012 with thefollowing additional data, in order to verify credentials:CAGE code
POC for, technical, contractual, and security purposes3.Addresses for unclassified and classified data transfer
Describe your company’s ability to manage, secure and transmitinformation up to the level of classification required.5.Intent to seek NDA with CSS Contractor (if applicable)The letter of intent should be UNCLASSIFIED and include both an executive summary and a descriptionof the concept(s) for meeting the top level required system capabilities listed below.
GOVERNMENT FURNISHED INFORMATION (GFI):
Companies that meet current Nation Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and foreignowned companies with Defense Security Service (DSS) approval for performing classified work willreceive a classified GFI package to focus responses.Prior to receiving the classified Government Furnished Information (GFI) package, all respondents are requiredto sign the
Agreement and Guidelines Associated with Government Furnished Information(GFI)
. This agreement will be provided to the companies requesting GFI once their credentials have beenverified. Signed copies of the agreement must be returned no later than 5:00 PM EST May 8, 2012. The GFIwill be mailed on May 10, 2012.
Final market survey responses are not limited, and should include:
A description of the candidate material or technology concept, to include fundamental aircraftand system performance characteristics (to include parameters such as acceleration,maneuverability, mission radius, maximum mil mach, max AB mach, altitude, unrefueledendurance vs. time on station, ordnance payload capacity/load-out required to be effective, etc.),an illustration of aircraft geometry and inboard profile illustrating location of major subsystems,and mass properties. The market survey is interested in the capabilities described above, as wellas the sensitivities around the selected values of each parameter.b)A discussion of the implications of CVN basing on the configuration should be provided, as well askey parameters of interest to carrier suitability (to include launch/recovery wind-over-deck (WOD), spotting factor, etc.). The response should provide sufficient fidelity to establish thetechnical credibility of the design, as well as define the ground rules, assumptions andmethodologies utilized for performance and mass properties estimates.
To the extent possible, provide rough order of magnitude (ROM) cost estimates for developmentcost, flyaway cost, procurement cost, acquisition cost, and operating cost.
A description of the concept of employment (CONEMP) for the concept in the operational contextdescribed. This should discuss how mission/tasks will be allocated among CVW assets, withsurface and/or sub-surface assets, and with joint service partners. It should also include network considerations (robust comms/link/electronic attack (EA), etc.) to support this CONEMP.