The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) intends, when appropriations are available, to award a sole source contract valued up to $2.3B beginning in government fiscal year 2019 (FY19) to Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) of Tucson, Arizona, for production and integration of up to 204 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB missiles over five years aspart of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program. This will be a follow-on contract to contract number HQ0276-15-C-0005, which was awarded on a sole source basis to RMS for production of SM-3 Block IB missiles. The MDA is seeking FY19-23 multiyear procurement (MYP) authority. If a MYP is not approved, then the MDA intends to award a FY19 annual contract with up to four pre-priced annual contract options. This requirement may include spares.
RMS has been theAll-Up Round Design Agent for all Standard Missile variants since 1966, and possesses unique knowledge and specialized expertise, in-depth background, technical and management knowledge of requirements and processes, resident resources, facilitization and proprietarydata related to this complex and highly specialized Program. This expertise cannot be attained by any other contractor within the anticipated period of performance without duplicating costs that cannot be recovered through competition or creating an unacceptable delay in fulfilling the MDA's requirements.
The MDA intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements.
This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. The MDA invites any other contractor that reasonably believes it can produce and integrate 204 SM-3 Block IB missiles without incurring duplication ofcosts, and without experiencing delays, to provide a capability statement electronically to Kelly Curtin, Contracting Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses to this notice must be submitted no later than 11:59pm Eastern Time, 15 calendar days after the date of this announcement.
The government will not reimburse any costs associated with capabilities statements or other correspondence submitted in response to this notice. A determination by the government not to compete this proposed contract, based on responses to this notice, is solely within the discretionof the government. Companies interestedin subcontracting opportunities should contact Raytheon Missile Systems directly.