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Space and Missile Defense Technology Design Development Demonstration and Integration (D3I)


Proposals Due: Domain 1- 12/11/13 Domain 2- 11/7/13 Domain 3- 12/4/13

ESTIMATED VALUE: $4.905 Billion

UPDATE 09.11.13: The Contracting Office released the solicitations for all three domains of D3I today. Domain 1 proposals are due December 11th. Domain 2 proposals are due November 7th. Domain 3 proposals are due December 4th.

USASMDC/ARSTRAT requires a contractual vehicle that will fulfill a gap in ability to design, develop, demonstrate and integrate products focused on the development of space, missile defense, high altitude capabilities, and other requirements. The D3I program will be utilized to conduct research for the development of hardware components and software solutions for space, high altitude, missile defense, Information Integration and Data Exploitation, and Enhanced Warfighter Capabilities.

As of 08/2011, the ASTEROID solicitation (W9126011R0001) has been officially cancelled and folded into the D3I procurement.

 

SYNOPSIS of the D3I Umbrella & 4 Domains

Program Name: Space And Missile Defense Technology Design Development Demonstration And Integration Umbrella (D3I)

History: USASMDC/ARSTRAT requires a contractual vehicle that will fulfill a gap in ability to design, develop, demonstrate and integrate products focused on the development of space, missile defense, high altitude capabilities, and other requirements identified in paragraph 2.0 that enable the Army Warfighter to effectively support USSTRATCOM, other Combatant Commands (COCOMs) and Department of Defense (DOD) and other Government agencies in the mission areas of Strategic Deterrence, Global Strike, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), and other areas. 

Since this effort is currently being reviewed, and may be revised, as a result of adding the ASTEROID requirements, this description may change.

Domain 1 will provide USASMDC/ARSTRAT with the ability to procure a broad range of missile defense, space and other applicable space high altitude and missile defense ground systems solutions in support of customers’ developmental and operational requirements. Estimated at $3.7B this will be a full and open competition with the Government issuing individual Task Orders (TOs) supporting areas including both hardware and software associated with hardware development or physics-based modeling and simulation in space high altitude and missile defense ground systems.

Domain 2 will provide USASMDC/ARSTRAT with the ability to procure a broad range of Information Integration and Data Exploitation. Estimated at $0.6B this will be a Small Business Set-Aside with individual Task Orders related to both hardware and software associated with hardware development or physics-based modeling and simulation for Information Integration and Data Exploitation.

Domain 3 will provide USASMDC/ARSTRAT with the ability to procure a broad range of missile defense, space and other applicable Warfighter solutions in support of customers’ developmental and operational requirements. Estimated at $1.3B this will be a Small Business Set-Aside with individual Task Orders related to both hardware and software associated with hardware development or physics-based modeling and simulation for Enhanced Warfighter Capabilities.

Domain 4 is expected to be the addition of ASTEROID requirements. There is no dollar estimate or specific information at this time.

[It is advised that you check http://www.smdc.army.mil/2008/D3I.asp for more information]

Agency: U.S. Army

Office: Army Space and Missile Defense Command

Estimated Overall D3I Value: $5.6 B plus the additional requirements for ASTEROID.

Description: (Combined from the 3 individual PWSs for the Domains) The Department of the Army, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), has a requirement for support in advancing the Army's space and missile defense capabilities.

USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control and coordination of Army forces and capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) missions (strategic deterrence, integrated missile defense, space operations and cyberspace operations); serves as the specified proponent for space, high altitude and ground-based midcourse defense; serves as the Army operational integrator for global missile defense; and conducts mission-related research and development in support of Army Title 10 responsibilities.  The primary USASMDC/ARSTRAT performance requirements include: 1) Problem Analysis/Research (Define Requirements/Need); 2) Research and Development (Technology Exploration/Enhancement); 3) Test and Evaluation Assessments; 4) Fielding; and 5) Operational.

This organizational structure is designed to provide dominant space and missile defense capabilities for the Army and to plan and integrate Army capabilities in support of USSTRATCOM missions. 

Since this effort is currently being reviewed, and may be revised, as a result of adding the ASTEROID requirements, this description may change.

Contract Type and Other Characteristics: Neither the contract type nor duration has been explained, although it is anticipated that there will be multiple awards. The current acquisition schedule remains TBD

Goals and Objectives: The D3I Program goals and objectives are to acquire the capability to formulate concepts and to design, develop, produce, modify, test, deliver and sustain space, cyber and, missile defense technological advancements in the form of architectures and systems to support USASMDC/ARSTRAT, USSTRATCOM and our allies and other customer efforts supporting technology development within the specified mission areas.

Areas of Technology: All three existing domains are associated with Research and Development. Since this effort is currently being reviewed, and may be revised, as a result of adding the ASTEROID requirements, the areas of technology may change.

Domain 1 will be a full and open competition with the Government issuing individual Task Orders (TOs) related to technical support areas including both hardware and software associated with hardware development or physics-based modeling and simulation in space high altitude and missile defense ground systems.

Domain 2 will be a Small Business Set-Aside with the Government issuing individual Task Orders (TOs) related to both hardware and software associated with hardware development or physics-based modeling and simulation for Information Integration and Data Exploitation.

Domain 3 will be a Small Business Set-Aside with the Government issuing individual Task Orders (TOs) related to both hardware and software associated with hardware development or physics-based modeling and simulation for Enhanced Warfighter Capabilities.

Domain 4 remains undefined at this point.

Structure of the RFPs: These are still in the pre-RFP stage and are currently being reviewed and modified to incorporate ASTEROID.

Resources of OCI can be beneficial:

A competitive and compliant D3I proposal (regardless of domain) will require forward and detailed planning as well as calculated teaming arrangements.

OCI has the expertise and resources of professional proposal consultants to assist you with:

1. Capture Planning
2. A Black Hat Review
3. Teaming Strategies
4. Competitive Analysis
5. Proposal Management
6. Proposal Writing
7. Pricing Analysis
8. Proposal Production
9. Red Team Review
10. Whole Proposal Team