CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - The U.S. Department of the Navy, for its Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in South Charleston, South Carolina, has released a solicitation for a contractor to provide it with Crypto I&Y cables. These cable assembly parts -- numbers 126292 ("I" cable assemblies) and 126336 ("Y" cable assemblies) -- help the Navy communicate securely and dominate cyberspace in support of U.S. National Objectives.
The Navy uses these cable assemblies to attach the Integrated Housing Group (IHG) Crypto shelves to the Advanced Narrowband Digital Voice Terminal (ANDVT) for secure C4ISR Communications. These cables require form, fit, and function to ensure TEMPEST and shock and vibe specifications for installation on Naval platforms and are not used for any other application.
Contractors must demonstrate experience in manufacturing same or similar cables, which is defined as multi-conductor, multi-pin connector, metal encased in flexible metal conduit assemblies built to TEMPEST and shock and vibe specifications used in cryptographic, communications, or military aviation applications.
The requirement each year is for 50 I Cables and 50 Y Cables, with optional CLINS available each year for additional I & Y cables if needed. Additional units are required for new construction platforms as well as sustainment of failing existing parts on USN and Coast Guard ships and ashore. These units are not commercial off-the-shelf supplies and must be manufactured in accordance with government specs/drawings.
The contractor must also show experience in manufacturing and delivering same or similar cables within 140 days ARO.
The Navy anticipates awarding a competitive, firm-fixed-price, definitive 10-year contract to the winning bidder. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 334419 with a size standard of 750 employees.
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