FAA seeks input on rapidly deployable and movable air traffic control towers

May 12, 2022
Any vendor that believes it can provide these services is invited to submit a capability statement.

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it is seeking input from the air traffic technology industry as it aims to deploy mobile air traffic control (ATC) towers.

The agency says it has a need for up to seven four-position large mobile ATC towers that have the ability to to rapidly deploy, and quickly restore, augment, or replace air traffic control functions when a fixed air traffic control tower is either out of service, does not exist, or is going to be taken out of service.

In that aim, the FAA is rolling out a market survey to seek potential sources capable of meeting technical and delivery requirements in accordance with FAA Acquisition Management System (AMS) Policy

Any vendor that believes it can provide these services is invited to submit a capability statement - in contractor format - addressing its abilities to meet all of the requirements. The FAA explains that its market survey is not a request for proposal (RFP) or a quote (RFQ).

The FAA will review the responses to this survey and will make acquisition decisions based on vendor responses and its needs. If the FAA decides to issue a solicitation, the Government may decide to conduct a full and open competition or set aside all or part of any anticipated procurement for small businesses.

Written questions or comments about this market survey must be submitted to [email protected] and received no later than 4:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, 13 May 2022. All responses to this market survey must be provided in accordance with the instructions in this announcement and attachments by no later than 4:30 p.m. Eastern on Friday, 27 May 2022 to [email protected]. For more information, please visit https://samdaily.us/archive/2022/05-May/08-May-2022/FBO-06320002.htm

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