*Submissions due Friday, February 3rd*
USSOCOM is seeking submissions via a Request for Information (RFI) concerning hybrid, fuel cell, and electric powertrain systems for a four (4) passenger Light Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (LTATV), with a Vehicle Curb Weight (VCW) less than 2,500 lbs.
The purpose of this RFI is to determine the types, suitability, and maturity of hybrid, fuel cell, and electric power trains available in the LTATV market place. Respondents should respond to all parts of this RFI. Respondents shall provide feedback regarding the feasibility of meeting the requirements outlined below with an existing mature vehicle, any driving costs or schedule factors, and/or any additional information that would clarify current Industry capabilities. Responders are encouraged NOT to provide business sensitive information as any information received may be used by the Government. The Government is primarily focused on understanding the marketplace for commercial and non-developmental items and/or commercial items easily modified.
Request Respondents identify the extent to which their current capabilities provide the following attributes for hybrid, fuel cell, and electric power trains for a four (4) passenger Light Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (LTATV), with a Vehicle Curb Weight (VCW) less than 2,500 lbs.:
a. Silent Mobility – specify the decibel levels and test setup
b. Silent Watch – If applicable; (a) Identify assumed power load and time to discharge battery. (b) Time to recharge battery.
c. On-board Power Generation – specify the electrical power output, as well as factors which may impact expected output
d. Water Generation – Yes/No. If yes, gallons per hour
e. Acceleration – 0 – 30 mph
f. Range – Distance in miles in Silent mode and overall distance without refueling or recharging
g. Payload – specify available payload in lbs
h. Electrical System – 12VDC, 24VDC or other System
i. Fuels – specify the fuels used to power the vehicle
j. Power Train Configuration – identify method for transferring mechanical power to each wheel from the primary power source.
k. Top Speed – specify the top speed in mph
This collaboration event will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, 28 February- 1 March 2017 from 0830-1730 at SOFWERX, Tampa, FL.
Participation will be by invitation only, however applications are open to all firms. The target audience is organizations that have past performance with vehicle systems. PEO-SW requests each potential participant submit a Quad Chart (using this template) and a one White Paper (QC/WP) consistent with the areas of interest listed above. Please email submissions with subject line “SW Collaboration Event” to Montana Feix ([email protected]) and Kawila Miller ([email protected]) by 3 February, 2016. Invitations will be sent to the selected companies by Monday, 13 February, 2016. NOTE: Though you may be invited, this industry collaboration event does not guarantee selection to a contract.
Respondents are cautioned that Government support contractors may provide support and/or review any submittals in response to this RFI. Submissions in response to this RFI constitutes approval to release submitted information to Government support contractors. All support contractors will comply with procurement Integrity Laws and shall sign Non-Disclosure and Rules of Conduct/Conflict of Interest statements.
Responses from all industry sources are welcomed and encouraged. This market research is for informational purposes only. This request for information does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that a procurement action will be issued. This notice shall not be construed as a RFP or as an obligation on the part of the Government. No entitlement to payment will arise as a result of the submission of contractor information. No other program information related to this request is available.
For technical questions, please contact Kawila Miller ([email protected])
For submission questions, please contact Montana Feix ([email protected])
For event questions, please contact Jenny Mulligan ([email protected])