US Federal Contractor Registration: Navy Releases Weapons RFI on FedBizOpps (FBO) in Virginia

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - June 05, 2015) - The United States Federal Government as of 05/04/2015 has 1,566 open Solicitations in Virginia where they are currently seeking out properly registered government contractors. According to the new USA Spending website, the federal government has so far spent over $200 billion in government contracts over the course of 1,160,929 government transactions in 2015. Virginia specifically has spent over $19 billion in government contracts in Fiscal 2015. Please see the below available contract released by US Federal Contractor Registration, additional Virginia contracts can be found at

US Federal Contractor Registration is reporting the release of the Weapons RFI in Virginia posted to FedBizOpps (FBO) on June 4, 2015. The Weapons RFI response date is current set in record for June 25, 2015. Every business interested in bidding on the Weapons RFI must be properly registered in the SAM Registration, as well as have the North American Industry Classification System codes 332994 - Small Arms, Ordnance, and Ordnance Accessories Manufacturing, and 332 - Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing filed in their SAM account/vendor profile.

Below is a copy of the Weapons RFI as originally posted to FedBizOpps (FBO) on June 2, 2015:

This is a Request for Information (RFI) by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). This RFI is published in accordance with FAR Part 15.201(e), and is for PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY. It does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP), or a commitment by the U. S. Government, nor should it be construed as such. Respondents are advised that NSWCDD is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of information received, or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted under this RFI. There shall be no basis for claims against the Government as a result of any information submitted in response to this RFI.

The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this RFI, or reimburse RFI preparation costs incurred by any offeror when providing the information requested under this notice. If a solicitation is released at a future date, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website. It is the responsibility of any potential offeror to monitor this site for additional information pertaining to this requirement.

The technical response to this RFI shall contain the following information:

1. The Gun Weapon System description and capabilities, including gun mount, cannon, fire control and any integrated components such as electro-optical sights or other sensors and consoles. For each component please include:

i. Size
ii. Weight
iii. Power, Power Conditioning and Cooling Requirements
iv. Interface Requirements
v. Performance Characteristics for Surface and Anti-Air Warfare (such as accuracy, range, rate of fire, ammunition capacity & reload time)
vi. Special Installation Requirements

2. An assessment of the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) and reliability of the Gun Weapon System. Substantiate TRL and reliability claims, where possible, including descriptions of any analyses and test and evaluation. Also provide and substantiate the Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) of the Gun Weapon System. Identify any events planned in the next 12 months with the goal of improving TRL and MRL, if applicable. Include description of the GWS qualification related to environmental and safety testing to meet the United States Navy standards.

3. A recommendation for the appropriate level of integration with a shipboard Command and Control System. Discuss development requirements (hardware and software) and an estimated Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) schedule and cost.

4. An Average Unit Production Cost Estimate for a step-ladder quantity from 2 to 10 systems per year. If applicable, also include a schedule and cost estimate, with basis for estimate, to mature the current Gun Weapon System TRL/MRL to a TRL8/MRL 7 to United States Navy Standards.

Cost estimates are for budgetary purposes only. The Government may request additional information upon review. Any results of any Government analysis will not be provided.

Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged in Microsoft or Adobe PDF format.

Businesses that would like to learn how to bid on available opportunities or register in the SAM Registration can call Acquisition Specialist Peter Lanore at 1(877) 252-2700 Ext 751. Vendors have been enrolling in the Simplified Acquisition Program to win available government contracts, network with procurement officers across the nation, and qualify their business for government contracting. Businesses that would like to learn more about the Simplified Acquisition Program can visit

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Peter Lanore
Acquisition Specialist
(877) 252-2700 Ext. 751