Hyper-Enabled Awareness Kit (HEAK)

Virtual Assessment Event (AE)

22 February 2022 

Submissions Closed 24 January 2022 11:59 PM ET


SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM PEO SOF Warrior (PEO-SW), will host an Virtual Assessment Event (AE) to identify solutions for a situational awareness and messaging capability through a Hyper-Enabled Awareness Kit (HEAK).

The objective of this effort is to provide increased situational awareness while expediting communication cycles, thereby hyper-enabling the Operator. The system will consist of a wrist-mounted user display device, rifle mounted controller, soldier-worn processor pack, and software to integrate them all together. 

Technology Focus Areas

  • Blue Force Picture
  • Basic Messaging
  • Check-in Messaging
  • Quick Reference Navigation
  • Mission Payload
  • Workflow Configurator
  • Mission Planner
  • Wired and Wireless Capability

Why You Should Participate
USSOCOM seeks to enter into non-FAR or FAR-based agreements with Industry, Academic, and National Lab partners whose solutions are favorably evaluated by USSOCOM PEO-SW Subject Matter Experts. As such, the follow-on Assessment Event (AE) is considered competitive in the same manner as a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO), and solutions will be evaluated independently of one another primarily for technical merit. This serves dually as notification of the intent to research the feasibility of an agreement under 10 U. S. Code, Section 2371b and/or Section 2371b(f), and as notice of pre-solicitation activities IAW FAR 5.204.

Event Timeline
Completed Phase 1 – 16 December 2021 to 24 January 2022 Submissions Open: Interested respondents who could potentially provide solutions that meet the needs of USSOCOM are encouraged to submit their solutions for USSOCOM review. To submit your technology for potential Phase 3 attendance, please follow the submission instructions that will be near the bottom of this webpage after 16 December 2021.

Completed Phase 1(a) – 06 January 2022 Q&A Telecon: Interested offerors may participate in a virtual Q&A session to better understand the intent of the event by USSOCOM PEO SOF Warrior (PEO-SW). The telecon will take place on 06 January from 3:00 PM 4:00 PM ET. Click Here to RSVP (NLT 05 January)

Completed Phase 2 – 25 January 2022 to 04 February 2022 Downselect: USSOCOM will downselect those respondents/submissions they feel have the highest potential to satisfy their technology needs. Favorably evaluated submissions will receive an invitation to attend the Virtual AE o/a 07 February 2022.

Completed Phase 3 – 22 February 2022 Virtual Assessment Event (AE): During the Virtual AE, selected participants will be allotted a one-on-one session with the USSOCOM evaluation panel to pitch, demonstrate, and/or discuss their solutions. The forum will include a Q&A portion, and discussions may continue outside of the event. Solution brief evaluation criteria will be outlined in the event invitation. If the USSOCOM evaluation panel favorably evaluates a solution brief, negotiations for Phase 4 may immediately begin. 

Phase 4 – Path Forward: Successfully negotiated awards may fall under any combination of these categories:

  • Other Transaction Agreements under 10 U.S. Code, Section 2371 or 2371b* (prototyping/production follow-on)
  • Procurement contract for experimental purposes 10 U. S. Code, Section 2373
    Business to business research and development agreement as a sub-award (15 U.S. Code, Section 3715)
  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (15 U.S. Code, Section 3710a)
  • *An award under 10 U. S. Code, Section 2371b may result in the further award of a follow-on production agreement without additional competition based on successful prototype completion. The Government may make this follow-on production award even if all successful prototype criteria are not fully met during the prototype project.

How You Can Participate

  1. Review Statement of Objectives (SOO): Click Here to Review
  2. Review Q&A Telecon Transcript: Click Here to Review

For event-related questions, please contact Gabrielle Robles, gabrielle.robles@sofwerx.org