Requests for Information (RFI):
The Title III Program periodically uses a Request For Information (RFI) announcement, published through the FedBizOpps website: http://fedbizopps.gov/ as a tool to provide industry the opportunity to identify critical technology and industrial base needs.
In the RFI, the Air Force, as Executive Agent for the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Program, invites industry to provide information on potential topics for the DPA Title III Program. Industry responses to the RFI are then assessed and may assist in identifying potential future Title III actions. Responding to the RFI is a significant undertaking, as the information requested is detailed and lengthy.
Industry responses facilitate Title III discussions with Program Executive Officers, Program Managers, and others in the government with a stake in essential production capacity.
The Title III Program has not identified a specific need or timetable for a possible RFI cycle in the near future, but interested companies may wish to be watching the DPA Title III website for news related to upcoming RFI publications.