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Call for Proposals Operationally Ready Complementary PNT Services

A solicitation was issued today (2/8/24) by the DOT/OST-R Volpe Center to obtain proposals from vendors with operationally ready Complementary PNT (CPNT) services and who are interested in fielding those services for test and evaluation in the Rapid Phase of DOT’s CPNT Action Plan. The Volpe Center is seeking proposals from industry to deploy very high Technical Readiness Level (TRL) ≥ 8 PNT services.

Evaluation conditions will include situations where GPS/GNSS service is disrupted or manipulated and CPNT‐specific threat vectors are introduced. Proposals are encouraged to be tailored to critical infrastructure PNT user requirements with the expectation that Rapid Phase evaluation results will be shared with Sector Risk Management Agencies (SRMAs) through the Federal interagency process to drive CPNT adoption.

The Volpe Center is prepared to make multiple awards should multiple qualified bidder proposals meet the solicitation requirements. Responses to the Request for Quotation (RFQ) should include the bidder's preferred test range model(s) out of the following three proposed models, where the proposed CPNT service is or can expediently become operationally ready to meet the Rapid Phase timeline objectives (no later than six months after award).   

1. Federal Government‐hosted test range 
2. Critical infrastructure test range 
3. Vendor fielded test range 

Offers due March 25, 2024.

For more information:

See the latest USDOT Complementary PNT Action Plan