Marine Corps planning to use OTAs for wargaming prototypes

By Justin Katz  
December 4, 2018 at 2:39 PM

The Marine Corps plans to use other transaction agreements to procure wargaming technology prototypes and begin testing those prototypes at the beginning of fiscal year 2020, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice published today.

The service will host an industry day Dec. 20 in Quantico, VA, and solicit white papers on a recurring basis until its requirements have been met. Select vendors will be asked to submit full proposals that include "technical/cost for development support for the technologies, estimated time to mature if applicable, demonstrations, and capabilities that were described in specific white papers."

The proposals will not be judged against each other because the technologies are expected to be unique, rather than following a common statement of work.

"Multiple other transaction agreements may be awarded based on the proposals submitted in part II. The deliverables for these agreements will be to produce a single proof of concept prototype (hardware and/or software) and cost matrix," the RFI stated.

Prototypes must be delivered within 120 days of an award. The appendix outlining the capability sets the program office is targeting was not immediately available on FBO.