Federal contract opportunity FA8606-15-C-6370 for semiconductor and related device manufacturing at Air Force Materiel Command AFLCMC/PK - WPAFB (includes PZ, WL, WW, WI, WN, WK, LP, WF, WK), response was due Jul 2, 2015.

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The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Human Systems Division (AFLCMC/WNU), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, 45433, intends to award a sole source firm-fixed price contract to Teledyne Scientific and Imaging, LLC for the purchase of up to 11,805 Aircrew Laser Eye Protection (ALEP) Block 2 spectacles, and respective repair kits and fitting frames.  This procurement is a follow-on contract with an estimated period of performance of December 2015 through October 2020, which includes a one-year base period and four option periods. The government anticipates awarding this contract in December 2015.

This is a sole source requirement IAW FAR 6.302-1(a)(2)(ii), only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The current Block 2 system is highly specialized and is fully certified and compatible with the Air Force aircraft fleet and all current aircrew flight equipment. Accordingly, Teledyne is the only firm capable of providing the supplies without the USAF experiencing substantial duplication of cost that could not be expected to be recovered through competition and unacceptable delays in fulfilling its requirements.

Air Force aircrew members require an ALEP system for day and night applications that balance requirements for laser eye protection, mission/aircraft compatibility, and flight safety. The ALEP Block 2 system provides aircrew members with enhanced protection against hazard and threat laser devices in combat and training situations while minimizing visual acuity degradation. The ALEP Block 2 system also provides sufficient protection to prevent permanent eye damage and temporary effects (glare, flash blindness, etc.) from laser weapons/devices. The Block 2 system is compatible with current aircrew flight equipment, cockpit/cabin displays, exterior aircraft lights, and airfield lights, night vision devices, helmet mounted displays, and exterior scenery.

This synopsis announcement is being issued for information purposes only. This is not a request for competitive proposals and no solicitation document is available. However, interested responsible sources may submit a capability statement which must include clear and convincing evidence supporting the ability to provide ALEPs that are fully certified and compatible with the AF aircraft fleet and all current aircrew flight equipment.  This information shall be considered by the government if submitted within seven days of the date this notice is posted.  A determination by the Government whether or not to compete this proposed contract action based on responses received to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. 

All responses, inquiries and/or concerns must be sent in writing via email to the Contracts Manager, Capt Joseph Baza at: joseph.baza@us.af.mil or the Contracting Officer, Michelle Brinkman at: michelle.brinkman@us.af.mil. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Respondents who submit proprietary data shall clearly mark the data with appropriate markings. The Government will not pay for any information submitted as a result of this synopsis. This synopsis shall not be construed as an obligation on the part of the government to acquire any products or services.

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