US Marine Corps Opportunities
The U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory ("MCWL") in Quantico, VA, continues to contract InSitech, Inc., to assist the lab's effort to discover a broader spectrum of innovative and non-traditional technology providers than its current mechanisms and resources typically provide. Established in 1995, MCWL creates technological and strategic advances in response to the needs of today's warfighter, and works closely with the Office of Naval Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. MCWL's eclectic mix of combat veterans, technical experts and forward thinkers provide timely and exacting responses to current needs and future threats; experimentation is continuous. Moreover, a contracting mechanism now exists to fund prototype design and development efforts in select cases, and in fact two Respondents received such funding rapidly after responding successfully to InSitech’s previous outreach for MCWL.
Through this website, InSitech is assisting MCWL with the identification and evaluation of promising technology alternatives with which to support its experimentation efforts. The current technology Topics of interest are listed below. Click on each Topic to see the specific Statement of Need and instructions for responding. The response deadline for all of these Topics is midnight on January 5, 2016.
Typically MCWL seeks for its experiments technologies that are at the prototype stage or beyond, and that can be used “as-is” or modified to meet MCWL’s need in under a year at a cost of less than $1 million, and preferably less than $500,000. MCWL is also typically interested in earlier stage technologies and designs that can be matured to a demonstrable prototype stage within the aforementioned duration and cost constraints. However, any technology relevant to the above topics, from concept stage all the way through to fielded products, is also of potential interest.
Important Points to Note about this Opportunity:
Responses to the technology Topics are at the discretion of the Respondents. There is no guarantee of selection or funding, and neither the Topics nor their responses obligate the U.S. Government or InSitech in any way. Furthermore:
This outreach effort is for market research; the objective is to determine whether promising technologies and technology development partners exist
Responses to this outreach may be evaluated by InSitech and the U.S. Government
Based on the U.S. Government's evaluation (and through possible follow-on discussions with selected respondents), the U.S. Government may decide to fund programs around promising technology areas (if any) via a U.S. Government issued solicitation
Respondents to this outreach may be specifically invited by the U.S. Government to respond to U.S. Government issued solicitations on these topics with proposals
Respondents to this outreach may also be specifically presented with other opportunities to partner with the U.S. Government through mechanisms such as Collaborative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA's)
U.S. and non-U.S. companies and academic institutions are invited to respond to this RFI