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This announcement is NOT A SCREENING INFORMATION REQUEST (SIR) OR REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is not seeking nor accepting unsolicited proposals.

Purpose of Announcement: In accordance with the FAA Acquisition Management System (AMS), Paragraph, this announcement is to inform industry of the basis of the FAA's decision to contract with a selected vendor using single source procedures.

The FAA intends to negotiate and award an Indefinite Delivery Requirements Contract with Firm Fixed Unit Prices for Modified ARSR-4 Mode-S Rotary Couplers to Kevlin Corporation (DBA Cobham Sensor Systems) under Screening Information Request (SIR) DTFAAC-10-R-05103 to provide all necessary labor, facilities, equipment, materials, travel, and subcontractors (as applicable) to fabricate and deliver up to 45 Modified ARSR-4 Mode-S Rotary Couplers, P/N: 17000-1, NSN: 5985-01-547-2366. Delivery will be on a per order basis. The contract will include a 365 calendar day base contract period and up to four (4) option periods of the same length.

The FAA has made a single source determination insofar that Kevlin Corporation (DBA Cobham Sensor Systems) has exclusive proprietary data rights for design and fabrication of the ARSR-4 type rotary coupler. It would not be cost-effective or practical for any other sources to acquire and/or develop manufacturing and repair capabilities for this item. A fair and reasonable price will be negotiated by FAA with Kevlin Corporation (DBA Cobham Sensor Systems) for all deliverables under this acquisition.

A competitive solicitation is not available for this procurement. Any questions regarding this announcement must be directed to Shauna Martinez, Contract Specialist, by 4:00 PM Central Time, 16 July 2010, via email at shauna.martinez@faa.gov

The FAA will not pay for any information or any administrative costs incurred and associated with any response to this announcement.