US special operations command looking for African helicopter services


The United States Special Operations Command Africa is looking for rotary wing air support for North and West Africa.

In a notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website on 14 July, the US Government issued a special solicitation in advance of the receipt of funding. The FBO notice warned that funding may not be approved/become available for the project(s) described in the request for proposals (RFP).

The submission deadline for questions is 31 July and proposals are due by 14 August.

Special Operations Command Africa is looking for two helicopters for transport, personnel recovery, search and rescue and casualty evacuation in Niger and surrounding countries. The contract will cover a six month period. Although based in Mali, the helicopters would likely fly to Mali, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Mauritania, Senegal, and Burkina Faso.