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2020-08-08 23:59:59 US/Eastern Time

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Responsive Launch II

Project Description

The Department of Defense seeks commercial solutions for low-cost, responsive access to space ‘as a Service’ using launch systems with capacity between 450-1,200 kg to LEO.  The mission under consideration is to precisely place spacecraft and/or payloads into their mission-designed orbit.  Both dedicated government missions and commercial rideshare-based prototype approaches are of interest to meet this mission area need.  Disruptive technologies with unique military applications for timely, low-cost orbital capability may also be considered. Innovative manufacturing approaches may also be viewed favorably.  Companies must demonstrate an initial launch to LEO (minimum) within 18 months; however, novel approaches of special interest to the government will also be considered. This will be a competitive solicitation limited to U.S. owned companies only.

Awarding Instrument:
PLEASE NOTE: This Area of Interest solicitation will be awarded in accordance with the Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) process detailed within W15QKN-19-X-04L1 (ACC-NJ CSO), posted to FBO, now beta.sam.gov, in Nov 2018.

Awarding Process

ACC-NJ

Before You Submit

Companies are advised that any Prototype Other Transaction (OT) agreement awarded in response to this solicitation may result in the direct award of a follow-on production contract or agreement without the use of further competitive procedures. Follow-on production activities will result from successful prototype completion.

The follow-on production contract or agreement will be available for use by one or more organizations within the Department of Defense. As a result, the magnitude of the follow-on production contract or agreement could be significantly larger than that of the Prototype OT agreement. All Prototype OT agreements will include the following statement relative to the potential for follow-on production: “In accordance with §10 U.S.C. 2371b(f), and upon a determination that the prototype project for this transaction has successfully been completed, this competitively awarded Prototype OT agreement may result in the award of a follow-on production contract or transaction without the use of competitive procedures.”

2018 Other Transaction Guide

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Solution Brief

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We Work With You

If we think there’s a good match between your solution and our DoD partners, we’ll invite you to provide us with a full proposal — this is the beginning of negotiating all the terms and conditions of a proposed prototype contract.

After a successful prototype, the relationship can continue and even grow, as your company and any interested DoD entity can easily enter into follow-on contracts.

Our Process

  1. We solicit commercial solutions that address current needs of our DoD partners.

  2. You send us a short brief about your solution.

  3. We’ll get back to you within 30 days if we’re interested in learning more through a pitch. If we're not interested, we'll strive to let you know ASAP.