US: The Space and Missile Systems Center is seeking proposals for the Global Positioning System's GPS III Space Vehicles 11+ Phase 1 Production Readiness Feasibility Assessment contract. This solicitation is for a competitive firm-fixed-price acquisition with up to three contracts awarded. The SMC GPS Directorate intends to award the GPS III Phase 1 contract in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. The anticipated period of performance is 26 months for the basic contract, and two options of 6-months each, for a total possible period of performance of 38 months.
The scope of this effort includes insight to the contractor's readiness efforts in preparation for the Phase 2 competition for production SVs and includes access to design artifacts as well as a demonstration of navigation payload capability.
GPS III SV11+ will use the current GPS III SV01-08 requirements baseline with the addition of a redesigned Nuclear Detonation Detection System Government Furnished Equipment hosted payload, a Search and Rescue/GPS GFE hosted payload, a Laser Retro-reflector Array GFE hosted payload, Unified S-Band compliance capability, and a regional military protection capability. No changes are allowed to the GPS Next Generation Operational Control System or Military GPS User Equipment interfaces.