Federal contract opportunity HSCG38-12-Q-200039 for other aircraft parts and auxiliary equipment manufacturing at United States Coast Guard (USCG) Commanding Officer, USCG Aviation Logistics Center, response was due Feb 25, 2012.

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1. Send to FBO: Yes

2. Date: 02/10/2012

3. Classification Code: 16 - AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES

4. Contracting Office Address: (Use Default)

5. Title: 16 - CIRCUIT CARD ASSY

6. Response Date: 02/24/2012

7. Primary Point of Contact: SHEILA G. MIDGETTE

8. Secondary Point of Contact: DAVID W. ALLEN

9. Solicitation Number: HSCG38-12-Q-200039

10. Reference Number: N/A

11. Description:

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Parts 12 and 13, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number HSCG38-12-Q-200039 is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-55. The applicable North American Industry Classification Standard Code is 336413. The small business size standard is 1,000 employees. The USCG plans to award a firm fixed price purchase order for spares used on Short Range Recovery (SRR) aircraft.

P/N: 5923400000-01
QTY: 10 EA
NSN: 5998 01 462 8053

All responsible sources may submit a quotation which shall be considered by the agency. Parts must be approved in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines to ensure safety of SRR aircrew. Best Value to the Government is always the goal, but without jeopardizing quality or safety of flight. Only the use of airworthy commercial specifications or standard military specifications/military standard parts will be utilized and approved from this solicitation. This solicitation requires offerors of such products to submit all drawings, specifications, or other data necessary to enable the government to determine whether the alternate product is either identical to or physically, mechanically, electronically, and functionally interchangeable with the product specified. This statement warns offerors that the failure to furnish all necessary information may preclude consideration of the offer, stating that the alternate product will be considered technically unacceptable, if acceptability cannot be determined before award. Newly-manufactured commercial items will only be procured from sources able to provide a certificate of airworthiness, FAA 8130 (preferred), a certificate of conformance and traceability to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). The Federal Aviation Regulation, Part 21, outlines certification procedures. Offerors must be able to provide necessary certification including traceability to a manufacturer, manufacturer's COC, FAA 8130, and its own certificate of conformance to ensure parts are in airworthy condition, suitable for installation on U.S. Coast Guard aircraft. Prospective vendors who are not the OEM or an authorized distributor must provide traceability for the offered product back to the manufacturer or authorized distributor. Traceability means a clear, complete, documented, auditable paper trail which traces each step from an OEM or distributor to its current location. All parts shall be NEW approved parts. Drawings and specifications are not available and cannot be furnished by the Government. Required delivery is 365 days after contract award. Deliver to USCG Aviation Logistics Center, Receiving Section, Bldg 63, Elizabeth City, NC. FOB Point - Destination. Earlier deliveries will be accepted.
Packaging, packing and preservation shall be in accordance with ASTM D 3951-10 Standard to enable shipment to destination and transshipment to Coast Guard units without repackaging or incurring damage during shipment and handling. Items shall be individually packaged and labeled. Labeling shall include the appropriate national Stock number, Part Number, Nomenclature, quantity, Purchase Order and Line Item number. Labeling data shall be attached to the outside of the shipping container. Bar coding is not required. 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (JUN 2008) with the following included by addendum: 52.211-14 Notice of Priority Rating for National Defense Use, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Use Program (APR 2008) DO rated order; 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (NOVEMBER 2011), ALT 1 (APR 2011)-An offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certificates electronically at http://orca.bpn.gov. If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the ORCA website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (m) of this provision. 52-212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (JUN 2010) with the following included in the addendum: 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998). The full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this internet address: https://www.acquisition.gov/far; 52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination (NOV 1991); 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (JANUARY 2012) - (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
(1) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
___Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
(2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553).
(3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78).

(b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
_X_ 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (JUL 2010)(Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note)
_X_ 52.209-6,Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarrment (DEC 2010) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
_X_ 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (section 740 of Division C of Pub. L 111-117, section 743 of Division D of Pub. L. 118-8, and section 745 of Division D of Pub. L. 110-161).
_X_ 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Apr 2009) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).
_X__52.222-3, Convict Labor (JUNE 2003) (E.O. 11755)
_X_ 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JUL 2010) (E.O. 13126).
_X_ 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999).
_X_ 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).
X_ 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (OCT 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793).
X_ (36) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513).
_X_ 52.225-1, Buy American Act-Supplies (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d).
_X_ 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).
_X_ 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration (Oct 2003) (31 U.S.C. 3332).

Closing date for receipt of quotations is 24 February 2012, 10 A.M. EST. Submit to USCG Aviation Logistics Center, SRR Product Line, Elizabeth City, NC, ATTN: Sheila G. Midgette, (252) 335-6943, Sheila.G.Midgette@uscg.mil.
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Department of Homeland Security
United States Coast Guard (CG-9131)
Ombudsman Program for Agency Protests
1900 Half Street, SW, Room 11-0602
Washington, D. C. 20593-0001
FAX: 202.475.3904
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