SDA Posts DRAFT RFP Seeking Industry Feedback on Tranche 1 Ground Operations and Integration

Original Response Date: December 1, 2021

The Space Development Agency (SDA) seeks input on a DRAFT Request for Proposal (RFP) to establish the ground operations and integration segment for Tranche 1 (T1), the Initial Warfighting Capability Tranche, of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA). The scope of this RFP is for the T1 Operations and Integration (O&I) Contractor to design, integrate, and test the mission operations environments of the T1 Transport Layer in response to NDSA Mission Operational tasking.  T1 Transport Layer operations are enabled by the T1 ground segment which includes two SDA operations centers, multiple ground entry points (GEPs), external locations, and terrestrial backhaul communications; the fully integrated T1 Satellite Network; the Battle Management Command Control and Communications (BMC3) functionality; and, the T1 interoperability test environment.