GCV Industry Day

By Tony Bertuca / September 22, 2010 at 7:53 PM

The Army announced today that the industry day for the Ground Combat Vehicle will be held on Oct. 1 in Dearborn, MI.

"The solicitation is still being worked so a (request for proposals) will not be released at this event," Paul Mehney, spokesman for the program, told Inside the Army in an e-mail today. "Instead, general requirements for the Technology Development Phase and the acquisition strategy will be discussed."

Mehney said the TD phase will be a 24-month period beginning at the time of the contract award.

"Up to four contractors per (Commercial and Government Entity) Code are permitted at the industry day," he said. "The Army is dedicated to providing interested industry parties with information to ensure understanding of the acquisition process and proposal requirements that have changed as a result of the RFP cancellation."

The Army canceled the GCV RFP on Aug. 25, saying it was because officials wanted to further review and change the vehicle's requirements. A new RFP is expected to be issued within 60 days of the cancellation.