US Ignite is seeking proposals from technology partners to design, install and operationalize an IoT based real-time traffic and weathering monitoring system at two military access control points (ACP) as part of the Artificial Intelligence for Traffic and Weather project at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. The selected Proposer will also be responsible for connecting the monitoring system to an existing CBRS Network that is located on the post. 

The objective of this Project is to install and evaluate smart traffic and weather artificial intelligence (AI) platforms that integrate with the City of Colorado Springs to improve safety and efficiency of traffic flow on and off the installation, and to expand the range of real-time data analytics. 

This is a pilot project under the Installations of the Future (IoTF) program being managed on behalf of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy and Environment. The pilot project and the IoTF program are part of a broader effort to develop a Common Operating Picture (COP) for Garrison Commands across the Army enterprise, and if successful, the project has the opportunity to be scaled across Army installations. The project began in October 2021 and is anticipated to conclude October 2023.

The selected Proposer will be responsible for completing the scope of services defined in Section 3.2 of the RFP Document listed and linked in the the “Documents for this RFP” section below. The period of performance of the awarded contract is expected from August 12, 2022 through September 1, 2023. US Ignite anticipates awarding a firm-fixed price contract between $150,000 and $175,000 under this RFP. 

Scope of services:

US Ignite is seeking proposals from vendors to design, install and operationalize an IoT based real-time traffic and weather monitoring system at the military access control points at Gate 4 and Gate 20, on the Fort Carson Army Post. The selected Proposer will also be responsible for the procurement, installation and integration of the equipment necessary to connect the traffic and weathering monitoring system to an existing private CBRS LTE network that US Ignite operates on Fort Carson. The proposal must represent an end-to-end solution to provide the requested data in the required format and include an Application Programming Interface (API).

A detailed description of the project scope of services can be found in the RFP Document.

Documents for this RFP:

Timeline for evaluation and selection:

6/14/2022 RFP Release

6/28/2022 – Questions Due

7/1/2022 – US Ignite Responses to Questions

7/29/2022 – Proposals due to US Ignite **NEW DATE**

8/12/2022 – Contract Execution

9/1/2023 – End of Period Performance

Request for clarification:

All clarification questions were due on June 28, 2022. All requests, questions, or other communications about this RFP shall be made in writing to [email protected] Communications made to other US Ignite personnel or attempts to ask questions by phone or in person will not be allowed or recognized as valid and may disqualify the supplier. Suppliers should only rely on written statements issued by the RFP coordinator.

Review the responses to the questions submitted by June 28, 2022 below.

Responses to vendor questions

Submission of Proposals:

All proposals must be submitted by July 29, 2022 no later than 8:00 PM EDT. *This is the new due date (previously we listed July 14.)*

Proposals (and questions) should be submitted via email to [email protected]

Proposals must include:

Cover Page including primary contact information, including name, title, phone number, email, and organization name, address, and DUNS number.

Technical Summary on the approach that would be taken for the Project (12 page limit).  The Technical Summary must include the following sections:

  • Statement of Work
  • Summary of Proposed Systems 
  • Schedule
  • Deliverables

Description of Other Services (not counted in Technical Summary page limit)

  • Annual Operations and Maintenance
  • Decommissioning

Technical Specification Sheets for proposed systems (not counted in Technical Summary page limit)

Cost Proposal (see Appendix C) (not counted in Technical Summary page limit)

Resumes of individuals your organization will commit to the Project, including any planned sub-contractors. Please note any individuals located in the Colorado Springs area with ability to support the Project in person (not counted in Technical Summary page limit)

List of Relevant Projects, include similar traffic and weather monitoring projects or work with federal or DoD clients (5-page limit and does not count in Technical Summary page limit).