12 September 2019


The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) intends to issue a solicitation, N00024-20-R-6301, for the award of multiple contracts for the design, development, and production of the Medium Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (MUUV). The MUUV will be a modular, open systems, and open architecture Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV). The MUUV will provide persistent surface launched and recovered Mine Countermeasures (MCM) and submarine-based autonomous oceanographic sensing/data collection in support of Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment (IPOE) and MCM. Initial MUUV production systems are expected to support Expeditionary MCM Companies. Additional production deliveries are expected to support submarine-based autonomous oceanographic sensing/data collection in support of IPOE and MCM.

The solicitation release will be issued announced via Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) at http://fbo.gov and interested parties must comply with that announcement. FBO is the single point of entry for posting of the synopsis and solicitations to the internet. Interested Offerors should monitor the FBO page for the release of the solicitation, and any applicable amendments. Offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to participate in this procurement at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/.

A final Request for Proposal (RFP) is anticipated to be released fiscal year 2020.


The MUUV solicitation documents, Bidder’s Library, and communications with industry (including Industry Day) will contain controlled information. Offeror are required to have Defense Security Service (DSS) issued SECRET facility clearance, SECRET personnel clearances and SECRET safeguarding capability to gain access to this controlled information.

Companies must request access and provide the information under Block 6 of a DD Form 254 (MAY 2019) via electronic mail to:

TO: Mr. Eric Dieges – eric.dieges@navy.mil

CC: Ms. Jamie Oppenheimer – jamie.oppenheimer@navy.mil

SUBJECT LINE: MUUV (insert name of company) N00024-20-R-6301 RFP

The Government will not provide sponsorship for new or upgraded personnel or facility clearances. Upon proper clearance approvals by the Government, the Contracting Officer will issue a “Terms of Use” letter to the requesting company. The “Terms of Use” letter shall be signed and returned to the Contracting Officer and Contract Specialist. Upon receipt of the “Terms of Use” letter by the Contracting Officer, the classified or restricted disclosure attachments will be made available in a secure manner to the Offeror so long as the Offeror has met the security requirements detailed.


Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) (Unmanned Maritime Systems Program Office (PMS 406)) and NAVSEA 06 Expeditionary Missions Program Office (PMS 408) plan to host an Industry Day to discuss the NAVSEA requirements for the development of the MUUV. The purpose of this Industry Day is for the Government to brief interested Contractors in order to improve Industry’s understanding of the MUUV prototyping requirement and anticipated contracting approach.

The Industry Day is planned to be held in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area in the November/December 2019 timeframe. The MUUV Industry Day Registration Form and the exact address will be provided via separate correspondence to pre-registered and confirmed companies only. Pre-registration is required to attend Industry Day. Walk-ups are not allowed.


This pre-solicitation notice is for information only, and shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to solicit contractual offers or award contracts. Prior to release of the final solicitation, the Government is not soliciting, nor will it accept, proposals as a result of this synopsis. The Government will not reimburse the cost of any submission in response to this announcement — the entire cost of any submission will be at the sole expense of the source submitting the information. If a solicitation is issued in the future, it will be announced via the Federal Business Opportunities website (https://www.fbo.gov) and interested parties must comply with that announcement. The Government will not reimburse respondents for any questions submitted or information provided as a result of this notice.

Contracting Office Address:
SEA 02
1333 Isaac Hull Avenue SE
Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia 20376

Place of Performance:
Naval Sea Systems Command, 1333 Isaac Hull Ave. SE
Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia 20376

Primary Point of Contact.:
Eric Dieges, Procurement Contracting Officer
Phone: 2027814187

Secondary Point of Contact:
Jamie Oppenheimer, Contract Specialist
Phone: 2027813467