U.S. law and Department of Defense (DoD) directives require the U.S. Navy to support, implement, and ensure compliance with international treaties and agreements associated with arms control.
This includes implementation and compliance functions for such agreements as the Treaty on Open Skies, Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Chemical Weapons Convention, Biological Weapons Convention, U.S.-International Atomic Energy Agency Integrated Safeguards, and other operational requirements without specific provision in Title 10 United States Code but that are requirements of the federal governemnt, DoD, or international initiatives.
In support of this mission, the Department of the Navy has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) Naval Treaty Implementation Program (NTIP) arms control implementation and compliance effort.
The selected contractor shall provide strategic analysis and research, exercise development and staffing, and program management support for NTIP.
The contractor shall also provide all personnel (arms control/national security/international relations/international law subject matter experts), tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to provide program management in support of NTIP.
The anticipated date for the award is on or about October 01, 2019.
The contract will contain a base year effort for FY 2020 and include a total of four option year periods for FY 2021 through FY 2025.
Additional information is available on the Federal Business Opportunities website under Solicitation Number: N0003019Q0017. The RFP deadline is 15 October 2018 at 4:00pm Eastern.
Image: An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) off the coast of California. The test launch was part of the U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Program’s demonstration and shakedown operation certification process. The successful launch certified the readiness of an SSBN crew and the operational performance of the submarine’s strategic weapons system. (Ronald Gutridge/US Navy)