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Title Future Flight Services Program (FFSP)
Announcement Type Request for Offer - SIR
Date Posted 08/03/2018
Date Closed 10/25/2018 12:00 PM
Solicitation / Contract # 693KA7-18-R-00006
Name / Organization Agnes Kelly / AAQ-200
Region Issuing Office WA - FAA Headquarters (Washington, DC)
Phone / Email 202-267-0897 /
Alternate Contact
Name / Organization Keturah Stroy / AAQ-200
Phone / Email 202-267-9575 /
Set-Aside n/a
NAICS Code 488111 -- Air Traffic Control
Classification Code V -- Transportation, travel, & relocation services
Procurement Method Complex Noncommercial
Region(s) of Performance Nationwide
Abstract This Screening Information Request (SIR) is issued in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acquisition Management System (AMS) T3.2.2.3 – Complex and Noncommercial Source Selection. 

This is an unrestricted competition.  Interested parties are invited to respond to this SIR.  All interested parties are advised that the FAA will not pay for any information or any administrative costs incurred that are associated with any response received from industry in response to this SIR.  Therefore, any costs associated with a submission from an interested party will be solely at its expense. 

Any proprietary or confidential information submitted in response to this SIR should be appropriately marked.


Currently, FAA flight services throughout the CONUS, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico are delivered by the Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) contract (DTFAWA-05-C-00031), with Leidos Innovations Corporation (Leidos).  AFSS provides the full range of flight services to users. This contract provides certified Flight Service Specialists who deliver preflight, inflight and flight data services to users via telephone and radios.  Leidos provides personnel, equipment and facilities for flight services under the AFSS contract.  The FAA provides Leidos with access to and use of its air-to-ground radio, ground-to-ground communications and telecommunications infrastructure to facilitate flight services. All services are provided in accordance with FAA Order JO 7110.10 Flight Services.

FFSP Objectives

The FAA’s Future Flight Services Program (FFSP) vision is to transform and modernize the delivery of flight services. The FAA believes that costs can be reduced by focusing on changing user behavior and migrating to automated, self-assisted service delivery models, while still maintaining quality of service and safety. 

Through FFSP, the FAA seeks to create a contract vehicle and establish relationships with the Service Provider, industry and user groups to better position the agency to take advantage of user behavior changes and improved technology.

Together, government and industry will work to realize three strategic goals:
1.   Reduce the FAA cost to provide Flight Service, with a target reduction over 65%.
2.   Encourage the use of technology, industry best practices, and authoritative flight data accessed through SWIM to improve efficiency and quality of service delivery.
3.   Facilitate and gain stakeholder acceptance of changes in Flight Service delivery.


The FAA contemplates award of a Multi-year contract with a five (5) year period of performance followed by ten (10) one-year option periods for a total of fifteen (15) years, if all options are exercised.

The FAA intends to make one award under this Solicitation.  The FAA reserves the right to make no award if such action is determined to be in the FAA’s best interest.


This procurement is not a small business set aside.

The principal NAICS code for this requirement is 488111 – Air Traffic Control.  The size standard for this NAICS code is $32.5M.


FAA Orders and other specifications identified in the SIR in Section J-6 – IRDs and Systems Guides and Section J-12 – Applicable Documents and Section J-15 – Reference Information may contain Sensitive Unclassified Information and information of a confidential nature. 

Upon completion and return of the attached Agreement Regarding Non-Disclosure of Information, the FAA will make these documents available to those vendors who have requested a unique SharePoint site URL user name and password for this Program.  If you wish to participate in this procurement please send your request to Agnes Kelly (via email at with a copy to Keturah Stroy at to request a unique SharePoint site URL. 

Proposals must be sent to the Contracting Officer at the following address:

Patrick Weare, AAQ-240
Federal Aviation Administration
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20591

Hard copy proposals and CD containing one complete copy of the proposal must be received by the Contracting Officer by October 25, 2018, at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time. 

Any questions or clarifications regarding any section of the SIR must be prepared in writing and submitted no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 17, 2018, via the assigned KSN site with copies to Agnes Kelly via electronic mail at and Keturah Stroy at  

Pertinent questions will be answered via amendment and provided to all Offerors on the Internet at  The FAA will not attribute the questions to the submitting Offeror, but the text of the questions and answers may be available to the general public.
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