The United States Air Force, Aeronautical Systems Center, Operational Contracting Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-5344 is preparing to solicit for a firm-fixed price contract for Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) test specimens. The objective of this procurement is to acquire specific CMC systems as test specimens, and evaluate their durability using advanced, high-temperature, testing methods. The CMC test specimens will be evaluated for structural Thermal Protection System (TPS) applications. The contract line items will be firm-fixed price. Specimens shall meet the requirements contained in the specifications below: (1) HYPR-SiCTM CMC (Carbon Fibers in a layered SiC matrix) A) Five Panels ~7" x 9" x 0.1", 0/90 layup using heat treated woven T300TM Carbon fabric, machined into test specimens. B) Two Panels ~7" x 9" x 0.1", ±45 layup using heat treated woven T300TM Carbon fabric, machined into test specimens C) Minimum strength of 30 ksi (2) HYPR-SiCTM (Hi-Nicalon FibersTM in a layered SiC Matrix) A) Five Panels ~7" x 9" x 0.1", 0/90 layup using woven Hi-NicalonTM SiC fabric, machined into test specimens B) Two Panels ~7" x 9" x 0.1", ±45 layup, machined into test specimens C) Minimum strength 30 ksi
Delivery for the specimens should be 15 weeks after receipt of order (ARO). FOB Destination. We intend to award this contract sole source under the authority of FAR 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement which shall be considered. The sole source is: Hyper-Therm High-Temperature Composites, Inc. 18411 Gothard St Huntington Beach, CA 92648. At this time no small business set-aside is expected. NAICS Code 335991, Size Standard 500 employees. Refer all questions concerning this synopsis to Jessica Morgan, Contract Specialist, at 937-522-4594, fax at 937-656-1412, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. An Ombudsman has been appointed to hear concerns from offerors or potential offerors during the proposal development. The purpose of the Ombudsman is to communicate contractor concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations to the appropriate director or contracting officer. Accordingly, the Ombudsman does not participate in the preparation of solicitations, the evaluation of the proposals, or the source selection process. Therefore, for routine matters on individual solicitations, please contact Jessica Morgan at the above number. When requested, the Ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The Department of Defense (DoD) has determined the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) to be the single DoD registration for contractors who conduct business or who are interested in conducting business with the DoD. Contractors must be registered in CCR prior to award for solicitations issued after 21 May 1998. You may contact CCR at 1-888-CCR-2423, fax at 1-703-696-0213. DUNS/CCR website: http://ccr.edi.disa.mil/ccr/cgi-bin/query.pl.