Original Response Date: March 1, 2023
SDA has issued a DRAFT solicitation for the first of several types of Tranche 2 Transport Layer (T2TL) space vehicles—T2TL Beta. This DRAFT solicitation establishes the foundation for Tranche 2 of the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA).
To provide the warfighter full utility, the PWSA requires a global data and communications Transport Layer provided by a proliferated constellation of relatively small, mass-producible space vehicles in LEO.
The T2TL space vehicles will be similar to those currently under development for the Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL) and Tranche 1 Development and Experimentation System (T1DES), with targeted technology enhancements, mission-focused payload configurations, increased integration, and greater production efficiencies.
T2TL will provide global communications access and deliver persistent regional encrypted connectivity in support of warfighter missions around the globe. Specifically, T2TL features multiple space vehicle and mission configuration variants procured through a multi-solicitation and multi-vendor acquisition approach.
Please review the full DRAFT solicitation for details and submission instructions. This DRAFT solicitation may be used to inform future solicitations.
The SAM.gov online solicitation listing
Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA) Tranche 2 Transport Layer – Beta Program Solicitation (DRAFT)
The Space Development Agency (SDA) seeks input on its Draft Tranche 2 Transport Layer – Beta (T2TL-Beta) Program Solicitation.
T2TL features multiple space vehicle (SV) and mission configuration variants procured through a multi-solicitation and multi-vendor acquisition approach.
T2TL-Beta furthers the resilience and advances the capability of the Tranche 1 Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA) with an initial global proliferation of Integrated Broadcast Service – LEO (IBS-L) and TACSATCOM capabilities.
This draft solicitation is for development, manufacture, test, launch integration, and deployment of the T2TL-Beta space vehicles, payloads, and mission-enabling ground systems.
The Draft T2TL-Beta Program Solicitation downloadable attachment PDFs may be accessed at https://sam.gov/opp/3e3eb41990ef4098b893b10cd6d297b6/view
To receive the additional Draft Program Solicitation Attachments and the Draft T2TL-Beta Bidder’s Library, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “SDA Draft T2TL-Beta Solicitation Content 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 March 1, 2023 at 12:00pm, Eastern, with the subject line “SDA Draft T2TL-Beta Solicitation Feedback.”
Please note that the above email address differs from the Special Notice number. This is intentional. SDA-PS-23-03 will be the final T2TL-Beta solicitation number.