The U.S. Navy has selected 44 companies to supply training products under a potential $780 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD).
The umbrella Training Data Products Contract (TDPC) will cover contracts for design, production and sustainment for a wide variety of training methods. The 44 companies will compete for 52 subcontracts, 30 in the unrestricted group and 22 in the small business group.
“NAWCTSD anticipates that a majority of competitive requirements for new training systems, and sustainment of existing training systems, will be placed under this ID/IQC multiple award contract,” states the 91-page TDPC statement of work.
The training products that will be procured under future contracts include:
Self-paced training for solo study, including advanced distributed learning, computer-based training and instruction, interactive courseware, mobile learning, Web-based training and intelligent tutoring systems.
Group-paced training with an instructor, including classroom learning, teletraining, teleconferencing, computer-assisted instruction and instructor-led training.
Dual-purpose training products that are either self- or group-paced, including computer simulations and games, real-time image generation and technology-based training.
Blended training that combines all of the above, as well as e-learning and multi-modal products.
Learner assessments such as tests.
Performance support products such as technical manuals.
The training products will be for the Naval Air Systems Commands Aviation Training Systems Program Office, as well as the Naval Air Warfare Center Training System Division’s four program directorates for Aviation, Surface, Undersea and Cross-Warfare/International. The contracts are expected to be released by August 2020, and must be completed by August 2023.
The selected companies include a mix of larger contractors such as Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Rockwell Collins and Booz Allen Hamilton, and smaller firms such as Engineering and Computer Simulations Inc., Intelligent Decision Systems Inc., Dynamic Research Corp., and Sonalysts Inc.