WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is aiming to evaluate the viability of using small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) in augmenting maintenance operations, troubleshooting, restoration, emergency response activities, as well as evaluating potential risks and impacts in/around National Air Space (NAS) facilities and infrastructure. The selected contractor will work with the FAA's AJW-124 UAS operations team in the sUAS evaluation.
The sUAS service provider will assist the FAA in testing, planning, capturing, transferring, and assessing datasets of several types, such as standard and high definition 2D/red green blue (RGB), light detection and ranging (lidar), in order to develop methods to inspect and survey NAS facilities and infrastructure.
These efforts require a contractor to provide sUAS services to the FAA. The contractor must operate under Part 107 using NDAA and EO 13981 compliant sUAS to perform required mission services. The contractor shall furnish and make available all necessary professional, technical, administrative, and management services to accomplish the requirements set forth in the statement of work (SOW). Such services will support the FAA’s goal to integrate sUAS operations on and off airports in a safe and repeatable manner.
The contractor must furnish and make available all necessary professional, technical, administrative, and management services to accomplish the requirements set forth below in accordance with SOW.
Companies interested in responding to this screening information request should send their response as well as comments or questions to Ms. Karina Espinosa at [email protected]. All responses must be received no later than 3:00 PM ET on Monday, 9 March 2023. All questions and comments must be in writing via email, please no telephone calls.