LDUUV Industry Day Oct 16

September 10, 2013 - via NAVSEA PMS-406

Solicitation Number: N66604-13-R-9999

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, in support of the Naval Sea Systems Command, announces an Industry Information Day or the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV) System.

The Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (DCNO) for Information Dominance (N2/N6) has identified a need for unmanned undersea vehicles providing persistent Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and offensive capabilities that can offload missions from other  platforms. The LDUUV System is envisioned to be an unmanned system that can be transported to and deployed from worldwide port facilities, or carried by and deployed from US Navy platforms such as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the Ohio Class Guided Missile Submarine (SSGN), and the Virginia Class Fast Attack Submarine (SSN). The LDUUV System must have sufficient range and endurance to provide the fleet with a capability to autonomously complete missions in the current mission set and expected future missions under development.

Industry Information Day will be held on October 16, 2013 and is planned to be an all-day event focused on the LDUUV System projected technical requirements, current assessment of technology maturity, and expected program details. This Industry Information Day will be an information exchange with industry led by the Program Manager for Unmanned Maritime Systems (PMS 406) within the Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ship (PEO LCS) organization.

This event will be at the SECRET level.

Any information provided or discussed by attendees must not be company proprietary or business sensitive information. Any information or ideas shared during this Industry Information Day may be used to develop the LDUUV System technical and acquisition documents.

This is NOT a Request for Proposals. NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS EXIST AT THIS TIME. The government will NOT assume any liability for any contractor expenses for responding to this notice.

When: October 16, 2013, 0700-1630 EST
Check-in begins at 0700 and the first presentation starts at 0800.
Where: Facilities of Alion Science and Technology, Inc., Suite 200, 1100 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington DC 20003

Draft agenda for LDUUV Industry Information Day:

Welcome and Introduction

  2. LDUUV Vision and Missions
Program Schedule, Budget, and Information Sharing
Analysis of Alternatives Results including Trade Space, Mission Effectiveness, Requirements, and Risk Areas
Technology Development and Transfer

  6. Employment, Operations, and Support
Testing Requirements

  8. Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Please note that due to space limitations, each company is limited to six attendees. Pre-registration for the LDUUV Industry Information Day is mandatory. Parties interested in attending the meeting must submit an e-mail to the PMS 406 registration coordinator, Mr. Ron Merlene, ronald.merlene@navy.mil in the following format:

Subject: LDUUV Industry Information Day Attendance

Company Name

  2. Company Address
CAGE code

  4. Primary point of contact (POC)
E-mail address
Telephone number

  5. Names and contact information for up to six company attendees - names must match exactly with the names provided in the classified visit request.

  6. Industry may submit questions with the registration request. Questions may be answered during the Q&A period in the agenda or at a later date.

The security officer for each attendee must submit a classified Visit Authorization Request (VAR) via JPAS to Alion Science and Technology, SMO Code 4LYR0. Alion main phone is (202) 756-3800. POC is Mr. Rick Downer, rdowner@alionscience.com.

Upon receipt of the attendee registration and matching VAR,PMS406 will verify credentials, and will send an acknowledgement to the primary POC for each company verifying that their attendees are approved for the meeting.

Traveling to LDUUV Industry Information Day at Alion Science and Technology:
Metro Rail Green Line to Navy Yard-Ballpark stop and exit to New Jersey Ave. Alion is directly across New Jersey Avenue from the New Jersey Ave/Department of Transportation exit. Limited pay parking is available at 1100 New Jersey Ave. SE office.
Check-in will be in the lobby of 1100 New Jersey Ave. After confirmation of pre-registration, attendees will be provided a Visitor/Information Day Badge and will proceed to the second floor. Electronic devices will be collected and signed in on the second floor before entering the conference room. No one will be permitted without pre-registration and VAR on file. Phone and web access stations are provided outside the conference room.


This Industry Information Day is part of a critical exchange of information between Government and Industry. It is a step in an iterative process aimed at providing industry information on the LDUUV System technical requirements and soliciting feedback from industry on technology available to meet those requirements. The Government will also use any questions or other information provided by industry to shape the acquisition plans for the LDUUV System.

The LDUUV Industry Information Day staff will distribute blank cards during the meeting for interested parties to submit questions to the Government. The staff will review the questions and provide answers during the Q&A period, if feasible, or at a later date provide the answers in a Q&A document posted to the LDUUV System information sharing web sites depending on classification of the question and answer.

Individual requests to brief PMS 406 will be accepted following the LDUUV Industry Information Day. The opportunity for meetings will be available to all attendees of the Industry Information Day. Points of contact to set these meetings up will be provided within the briefs presented during the day. Note - The Government will be in "receive-mode" only and will not provide any additional insight during the individual briefs.

PMS 406 will use a web site to post UNCLASSIFIED portions of the LDUUV System material for access by industry at:


Access to the site requires Common Access Card (CAC) or a DoD PKI compliant software based certificate. Interested contractors must complete the following steps to gain access:

1. Access the registration page at https://aimtc.nuwc.navy.mil/aimtcmanagement/request.asp

2. Fill in the information required by the web form, including the following entries:

  • a. Branch or Code you support = PMS 406

  • b. Phone Number = your phone number
c. NUWC or other Gov't Sponsor POC = Pete Decoste
  • d. NUWC or other Gov't Sponsor CODE = NUWC 8221
e. NUWC or other Gov't Sponsor Phone = 401-832-3037
f. Brief description of your role supporting DoD. (Justification for your "need to know" for the areas you select below) = Prospective attendee at LDUUV Industry Information Day. Request access to LDUUV TIC.

  • g. Click on the arrow to the left of Web Applications if needed to see the choices and select the box for "AIMTC Sandbox" - no other access will be granted with this request.

3. You will receive an AIMTC User Account Information e-mail once your account is approved.

The Government intends to publish a list of attendees for industry information. If interested parties prefer that their contact information not appear on the attendance list, please state so in the registration request.

The classified presentations for this Industry Information Day will be available on Intelink on the SIPRNET.

Instructions for accessing these briefs will be provided on the UNCLASSIFIED LDUUV System information site on NUWC Newport Web site.

Contracting Office Address: 
NUWC Contracts
1176 Howell St
Newport RI 02841

Contracting Officer: 
Steve Lamb, Code 5912

Primary Point of Contact: 
Tam Nguyen 

Secondary Point of Contact: 
Ron Merlene
Contracting Office Address:
Simonpietri Drive
 Newport, Rhode Island 02841-1708

Primary Point of Contact.:
Tam Nguyen
Phone: 202-781-1581

Secondary Point of Contact:
Stephen A Lamb,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 401-832-8526
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