The Federal Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Federal de Aviación Civil, AFAC) (the “Grantee) invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the “Proposal”) from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to execute technical assistance (the “Technical Assistance”) to support the design of the Airspace Technologies Master Plan to strengthen the Grantee’s institutional capacity and enhance the existing airspace communication, navigation, and surveillance and air traffic management technologies in Mexico.
The Project focuses on supporting Mexico’s (“Host Country”) aviation regulator in order to develop the Airspace Technologies Master Plan to strengthen the Grantee’s institutional capacity and enhance the existing airspace communications, navigation, and surveillance (“CNS”) and air traffic management (“ATM”) technologies in the host country.
About the Grantee
The Grantee is the Agencia Federal de Aviación Civil, AFAC, an independent agency within the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico that was established in October 2019. AFAC is responsible for promoting air transport safety, ensuring compliance with sector regulator and policies, and establishing mechanisms, regulations, and programs to adequately oversee aviation concessionaries and service providers.
About the Technical Assistance
This Technical Assistance will support the Grantee’s Airspace Technologies Master Plan to enhance the functions, procedures, and technical capacity by strengthening the Grantee’s capacity to enhance the existing airspace CNS/ATM system in Mexico. The Grantee is responsible for strengthening regulatory oversight and ensuring compliance with safety measures and international treaties. The Technical Assistance is a priority for the Grantee to help finalize the national civil aviation master plan and carry out its mandate of CNS/ATM oversight in Mexico.
The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $722,923 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.