Personnel Recovery (PR) Prototype Virtual Assessment Event (AE)

06 April 2022

Submissions Closed 11 March 2022 11:59



SOFWERX, in collaboration with SOF Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (SOF AT&L) Special Reconnaissance (PEO-SR) Program Management Technical Collection and Communications (PM TCC), will host a Virtual Assessment Event (AE) to identify technologies and techniques for a Personnel Recovery (PR) device for miniaturized and wearable capabilities.

The objective of this effort is to develop a SOF Personnel Recovery (PR) device for miniaturized and wearable capabilities. The ideal prototype PR device should be able to function standalone without any local infrastructure (i.e.: no WIFI/Mesh networks/Cellular architectures, etc.), though there could be a version that relies on local infrastructure to provide alternate transport means.

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-SR Subject Matter Experts. As such, these events are 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 – 11
February 2022 to 11 March 2022 Submissions Open: Interested respondents who could potentially provide solutions that meet the needs of USSOCOM are encouraged to submit their solutions for 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 11 February 2022.

Completed Phase 1(a) – 25 February 2022 Q&A Telecon: Interested offerors may participate in a virtual Q&A session to better understand the intent of the event by PEO-SR. The telecon will take place on 25 February 2022 from 2:00 3:00 PM ET. Click Here to RSVP (NLT 24 February 2022)

Completed Phase 2 – 14 March 2022 to 23 March 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 24 March 2022.

Completed Phase 3 – 06 April 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)
  • 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)

How You Can Participate
Industry, Academia, National Labs, and Non-Traditional Attendees

  1. Review the Problem Statement & Standards/Desirements: Click Here to Review

For event-related questions, please contact Gabrielle Robles,