The Joint Program Executive Officer Armaments & Ammunition (JPEO A&A) office of the Project Manager Close Combat Systems (PM CCS) is hosting a Virtual Industry Day on 20 April 2021 for the XM919 Individual Assault Munition (IAM) effort. This will enable industry and the Army ammunition communities to identify and discuss new and innovative Shoulder Launched Munition (SLM) systems. The IAM is defined as a single-shot, disposable, SLM capable of engaging multiple target configurations from open and confined spaces. SLM related capability gaps were identified by the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Capability Manager – Soldier (TCM-Soldier) while reviewing squad SLM capabilities. Through a Military Operations in Urban Terrain / Advanced Technology Objective (MOUT/ATO) effort, the Development Command – Armaments Center (DEVCOM-AC) designed and successfully demonstrated a Shoulder Launched Light Assault Munition (SLLAM) to a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6. Additional design and integration activities are required to weaponize the system and validate fuze reliability. A Government-owned Technical Data Package (TDP) is available upon registration completion and request (refer registration checklist). The Government is seeking existing production ready SLM systems with the capability of meeting the requirements. The IAM will provide a single SLM, with multi-target capability and the ability to be fired from an enclosure, while being less than 15 pounds and 40 inches.

The purpose of this Industry Day is to conduct an open forum dialogue between Industry and U.S. Army participants on the IAM requirements for performance and specification, strategy, and potential solutions. Industry Day provides the opportunity to discuss Industry and Government concerns as they relate to the IAM. Discussion will be conducted in the form of a general Question and Answer (Q&A) Session where Industry will have the opportunity to present their questions regarding the IAM and its requirements. Questions can be asked in advance (refer registration) or on the day of the event itself. The responses will be discussed in this open forum, with other contractors present. One-on-one sessions will be conducted upon receiving an approved written request. All information discussed at Industry Day will be unclassified.

The Government will conduct Virtual One-on-One industry sessions immediately following the presentation. The Government reserves the right to deny vendor virtual requests for one-on-one sessions at its discretion. These sessions will be unclassified, and industry will be permitted to ask questions about the IAM, requirements, or on any other information provided during Industry Day. A limit of one session per company is permitted. Each session will be limited to one (1) hour in duration. Participants interested in participating in a One-on-One session must indicate interest during the registration process. Virtual one-on-one session invitations will be sent to registered participants once a timeslot has been scheduled. The virtual one-on-ones will inform Government requirement writers of the current and developing capabilities of the industrial base, as well as provide vendor partners the opportunity to showcase their technologies and discuss information and questions in a private forum. The Government will attempt, but cannot guarantee, the accommodation of vendor requests for different timeslots. Participants are only required to be in attendance during their scheduled appointment. Participants will be notified of the location for their one-on-one sessions.

This Industry Day shall not be used to elicit trade secrets. No sales pitches or “giveaways” shall be permitted from Industry participants. No competition-sensitive or vendor proprietary information/data, will be released. All vendor information will be treated confidentially. The Government will not entertain contractor non-disclosure agreements.

Industry is cordially invited to attend the Industry Day to be held:

Date: 20 April 2021
Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Location: A Microsoft Teams (IL2) invite will be provided upon receipt and approval of registration information.

Registration:

Each contractor shall identify who will be attending Industry Day. Provide individual registration responses in writing to Ms. Kimberly Jamison at email: kimberly.e.jamison.ctr@mail.mil no later than 1600 EST on 08 April 2021. Please title your email as follows: Response to IAM Industry Day Notice W15QKN-21-Z-OGB9 (Company Name). Advance substitutions will be permitted if a 10-day advance notice is provided and documentation completed, otherwise substitutions are prohibited. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.

Once registration has been requested, a DD Form 2345 Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement, AMSTA-AR Form 1350 Technical Data Questionnaire, and Non-Disclosure / Non-Use Agreement will be provided. Upon receipt of the signed documents, registration will be complete.

Pre-Industry Day questions may be submitted to the contract specialist at samantha.r.fenske.civ@usa.army.mil by 14 April 2021.

Registration Checklist:

  1. Registration emails to Registration POC by 08 April 2021
  2. Questions for Industry Day submitted to Contract Specialist by 14 April 2021
  3. A signed and approved DD Form 2345 Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement.
  4. A completed AMSTA-AR Form 1350 Technical Data Questionnaire.
  5. A completed and signed Non-Disclosure / Non-Use Agreement.

This Virtual Industry Day is for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP). It is not to be construed as a commitment by the U.S. Government. The Government implies no intention to acquire funding to support any current or future requirement as a result of the Industry Day. No award will be made as a result of this Industry Day. In accordance with FAR 52.215-3 Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes, the Government will not pay for any costs incurred as a result of this Special Notice, to include costs associated with attending the Industry Day. All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the Government. The Government is not obligated to notify respondents of any results of the Industry Day. Any documentation provided will not be returned.

Technical or other questions regarding this Industry Day shall be submitted to US Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, Building 09, Picatinny Arsenal, NY 07806-5000 to the attention of Ms. Samantha Fenske, Contracting Specialist, samantha.r.fenske.civ@usa.army.mil. Telephone responses will not be accepted.

Attachments/Links

DocumentFile SizeAccessUpdated Date
DD FORM 2345 Military Critical Technical Data Agreement.pdf (opens in new window)59 KB PublicMar 25, 2021
AMSTA AR Form 1350 TECHNICAL DATA REQUEST QUESTIONAIRE.pdf (opens in new window)27 KB PublicMar 25, 2021

Contact Information

Contracting Office Address

  • KO CONTRACTING OFFICE BUILDING 10 PHIPPS RD
  • PICATINNY ARSENAL , NJ 07806-5000

Secondary Point of Contact