The Space Development Agency (SDA) is seeking input on their Tranche 1 Demonstration and Experimentation System (T1DES) DRAFT RFP.
T1DES will augment the Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL) constellation with demonstration and experimental capability. T1DES will leverage the low latency data transfer and Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) Command and Control (C&C) infrastructure established by the T1TL program to field and connect additional space vehicles with different mission payload configurations.
T1DES space vehicles (SVs) will be interoperable with T1TL SVs, to include compatible optical communications terminals (OCTs), networking and data routing, and ground system operations. T1DES SVs will host payloads either developed or sourced as part of this solicitation or provided by an external mission partner via the Partner Payload Program (P3). The SVs will be launched into a separate orbital plane via launch services procured by the T1DES Contractor and connected to the T1TL constellation.
The Draft T1DES Request for Proposal (RFP) may be found at this direct SAM.gov link.
To receive Attachment 1 (Statement of Work and Technical Requirements Document) and the Draft T1DES Bidder’s Library, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “SDA Draft T1DES RFP Attachment Request.” Please include your organization’s CAGE code and location in your request.
Requests received from organizations that do not possess a facility clearance of at least Secret will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. SDA will endeavor to respond to all requests in the order that they are received and within one business day of receipt. All feedback should be provided via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 08, 2021, at 12:00pm, EST, with the subject line “SDA Draft T1DES RFP Feedback.”