The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is issuing this draft solicitation to design, develop, test, and field the next Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Weapon System (GWS) Program. The GWS acquisition will continue to provide warfighter capability to operate the GMD weapon system, develop GWS software and hardware for the current Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) and upcoming Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) fleet (with up to two different initial development designs), increase capacity, capability and throughput for messages between communications systems and Kill Vehicles (KV), and update the legacy system to remain effective while NGI is under development.

THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP). This is a DRAFT RFP issued for information and planning purposes only in accordance with FAR 15.201. This DRAFT RFP does not constitute a formal RFP, it is not a commitment by the Government to award a contract, nor does the issuance restrict the Government’s acquisition approach. This draft RFP is subject to change.

The Government will not pay any costs incurred by a potential Offeror as a result of the posting of this draft solicitation.
The MDA intends to competitively award an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to a single source based on Full & Open competition. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition will be 541715 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology).

The GM Futures effort will replace the DSC contract with separate contract awards for Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Weapons System; Systems Integration, Test and Readiness; and three sole source contracts for the In-Service Fleet.

Response Date is 3 May 2021.

The Draft RFP contains classified information. Therefore, recipients must be U.S. firms/businesses (i.e. not under Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI). Information on requesting access to the DRFP is here –