U.S. Army APEx Contract Overview

Program Management: The Contractor shall utilize industry standards and processes in providing overall management and oversight under this contract. The contractor shall possess knowledge and experience with ARL’s Science and Technology’s mission principles and processes. This shall include providing the necessary personnel and equipment needed to complete the specific tasking outlined in this PWS. The Contractor shall establish clear organizational lines of authority and responsibility to ensure effective management of the resources assigned to the requirement. The contractor shall have a single point of contact between the Government and Contractor personnel assigned to support this contract. The contractor must ensure they are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations and applicable international protocols.

Mission Areas: The Contractor shall have the knowledge and experience necessary to support the Mission Areas defined in this section. This includes the Analysis, Development and Testing of advanced systems and equipment to support the mission areas. The Contractor shall routinely characterize operational deficiencies and requirements, and coordinate with operational users to document these requirements, define materiel solutions, and develop Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) for solutions within each mission area. The tasking does not entail actually conducting these missions, but the Contractor must provide the analytical and technical capabilities necessary to develop and deliver advanced technologies and capabilities for these mission areas.

Expeditionary Warfare: The Contractor shall provide the analytical and technical capability necessary to develop and deliver advanced technologies and capabilities in support of rapid reaction and deployment operations. This will involve the quick reaction and rapid build-up of lethal and sustainable forces in remote areas.

Irregular Warfare: The Contractor shall provide the analytical and technical capability necessary to develop and deliver advanced technologies and capabilities in support of focused operations that span the DIMES model: Diplomacy, Information, Military, Economic, and Societal-cultural development activities. This will include contained combat operations, information operations and international law enforcement operations.

Special Operations: The Contractor shall provide the analytical and technical capability necessary to develop and deliver advanced technologies and capabilities in support of Unconventional Warfare (UW), Direct Action (DA), Special Reconnaissance (SR), Foreign Internal Defense (FID), Counter terrorism (CT), Psychological Operations (PSYOP), Civil Affairs (CA), Coalition Warfare and Humanitarian and Civic Action (HCA).

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD): The Contractor shall provide the analytical and technical capability necessary to develop and deliver advanced technologies and capabilities in support of Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED): The Contractor shall provide the analytical and technical capability necessary to develop and deliver advanced technologies and capabilities in support of Counter Improvised Explosive Device Identification and Defeat.

Unmanned Air (UAV), Ground (UGV), Surface (USV) and Subsurface (USSV) Vehicles: The Contractor shall provide the analytical and technical capability necessary to develop and deliver advanced UAV, UGV, USV and USSV technologies and capabilities. To include Counter Unmanned Air Vehicle technologies and capabilities.

Stabilization / Reconstruction Operations: The Contractor shall provide the analytical and technical capability necessary to develop and deliver advanced technologies and capabilities in support of post-conflict non-combat military operations. Foreign Military Sales Coordination and Execution: The Contractor shall provide the analytical and technical capability necessary to develop and deliver advanced technologies and capabilities in support of Foreign Military Sales