This market survey aims to gather industry insights and comments to develop a strategy for acquiring DaaS (Drone Detection Data as a Service). The FAA offers engineering and logistics support to the Customs and Border Protection Counter Unmanned Aircraft System (CUAS) program, focusing on identifying, intercepting, and tagging potentially threatening or unlawfully used unmanned aircraft. DaaS is a vital component of the CUAS mission, and its operational capabilities and performance requirements are detailed in the accompanying statement of work (SOW).

Responses to this market survey are for informational purposes only; it is not a screening information request or request for a proposal. The FAA does not seek unsolicited proposals and will not bear any costs incurred in the survey. The nature of the competition is undetermined, allowing for full and open competition or potential set-asides for small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, or eligible socially and economically disadvantaged businesses certified by the SBA. The survey aims to gather statements of interest, capabilities, and rough cost estimates from interested businesses capable of fulfilling the requirements specified in the Statement of Work (SOW). Feedback on the government’s approach is welcomed, and the survey will also help determine whether sufficient competition exists to set-aside the acquisition among specific groups of businesses.

Original Reponse Date: August 1, 2023, 05:00 pm CDT

Examples of contractor requirements include the below. For complete information about the opportunity, and relevant terms and updates, please visit Market Survey Seeking Sources for Drone Detection Data Services to Monitor DJI Drone Activities at Various Locations Along US Land and Coastal National Borders.

  • The contractor shall provide the Ruggedized Aeroscope (Drone Detection system) with extended range antenna system to monitor DJI drone activities primarily along US southern border regions, but also includes various locations near other land or coastal US border areas.
  • The contractor shall provide their proprietary Secured Link that uploads data to their drone detection platform for all deployments.
  • The contractor shall provide the mounting hardware (typically tripod) with safety straps to secure
  • The contractor shall provide the LTE data plans and modem for internet connectivity. This does not require a LAN connection to CBP network.
  • The contractor shall maintain the annual Equipment Licensing fees for the
  • The contractor shall provide passive receiver that does not interfere with existing RF
  • The contractor shall provide the maintenance and warranty for all the hardware, to include equipment transportation to and from deployment site.
  • The contractor shall provide the access to their proprietary drone detection analytics suite and must be available 24 x Up to 25 user accounts will be created per sensor. There will be no software to install, but rather a web-based browser to log in and review live drone detections as well as flight history. Customized alert zones with texting/email notifications can also be created and access to the risk report. Chrome internet browser should be utilized to access system.
  • The contractor shall repair and/or replace the system within 3-business day of failure. The contractor must provide credit to the Government for any extended downtime greater than 1 day.
  • The contractor shall provide the Government with a minimum of 48 hours advance notice before conducting any maintenance, which would interrupt The Government may reserve the right to delay scheduled maintenance based on operational needs.

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