Contracting with Rise8: AFWERX Autonomy Prime

Ceiling Increased and Ordering Period Extended

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A Path to Partner with Rise8

Rise8 has more contract vehicle options with the announcement of a ceiling increase on a previously awarded contract in support of AFWERX Autonomy Prime. This indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract modification increases the ceiling to $100,000,000, extends the ordering period from three to five years, through June 5, 2030, and is aimed at software development tools and services.

Customer Process

This contract is available to all Department of Defense entities and all other United States (U.S.) federal contracting activities for decentralized ordering. As a Small Business Innovation Research Phase III contract, competition requirements have been met, and you may place a direct award with Rise8 through this vehicle. Contact Rise8 to learn more about the AFWERX Autonomy Prime IDIQ, and our other contract vehicles.

The Autonomy Prime IDIQ

The AFWERX Software Delivery Organization (SDO) Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) supports a refinery model that ensures warfighters’ needs are at the center of software delivery. To meet the objectives of the AFWERX Autonomy Prime mission this contract is organized into two pillars and a supporting foundation:

  • Pillar 1: Align + Allocate. The first pillar provides leadership enablement and co-implementation to equip senior leaders with the tools and processes necessary to drive alignment and make data-informed resource allocation decisions. 
  • Pillar 2: Build + Deploy + Operate. The second pillar brings together software engineering, UX  design, and product management to support the continuous delivery of valuable software with high quality and reduced risk that is deployed and operated to achieve measurable mission outcomes. There is also an option to pair the Contractor (Rise8) with Government capability providers to provide enablement so that progress doesn’t end when your engagement does.
  • Supporting Foundation: Path-to-Production. The foundation for software delivery is a high-performing path-to-production. In cases where the Government does not have an existing or adequate path to production, Rise8 shall provide path-to-prod assessment and implementation, to include infrastructure, platform, networking, toolchain, cybersecurity, and compliance.

There are three Lines of Effort under this IDIQ:

LOE 1: Software development support for Autonomy

LOE 2: Software development support for transition programs

LOE 3: Software development support for Government-led development

Contact Rise8 for more information or to schedule a scoping session and deliver the solution your organization needs for a better tomorrow. #TogetherWeRise Announcement

“Rise8 Inc., Tampa, Florida, has been awarded a $95,050,000, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract modification (P00002) to previously awarded contract FA8730-23-D-B004 for software development tools and services. The contract modification is to increase the ceiling from $4,950,000 to $100,000,000, and increase the ordering period from three years to five years. Work will be performed at Tampa, Florida, and is expected to be completed by June 5, 2030. No funds are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, in support of AFWERX Autonomy Prime, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.”

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