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Federal contract opportunity HSCG38-14-Q-200067 for aircraft manufacturing at United States Coast Guard (USCG) Commanding Officer, USCG Aviation Logistics Center, response was due Mar 5, 2014.
1. Action Code: K
2. Send to Fed Biz Ops: Yes
3. Date: 26 February 2014
4. Classification Code: 16 - AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES
5. Contracting Office Address:
USCG Aviation Logistics Center
1664 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909-5001
6. Title: H-65 Spare Parts
7. Response Date: 05 March 2014 at 4:15 pm EDT
8. Primary Point of Contact: Terrie L. Pickard
9. Secondary Point of Contact: Isaac L. Brothers
10. Solicitation Number: HSCG38-13-Q-200067
11. Reference Number: N/A
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6 and Part 13.5, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number HSCG38-14-Q-200067 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-72.
The applicable North American Industry Classification Standard Code is 336411. The small business size standard is 1,500 employees. This is an sole source requirement. All responsible sources may submit a quotation which shall be considered by the agency.
It is anticipated that a firm-fixed price purchase order shall be awarded on a sole source basis to Airbus Helicopters, Inc. (AHI) as a result of this synopsis/solicitation. All parts must have clear traceability to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Traceability means a clear, complete, documented, and auditable paper trail which traces each step from an OEM or authorized distributor to its current location.
It is the Government's belief that AHI is the only known source to provide traceability, and genuine OEM parts, required to successfully provide these items. Concerns having the expertise and required capabilities to provide these items are invited to submit offers in accordance with the requirements stipulated in this solicitation. No alternate part numbers will be accepted. The Government will award a purchase order resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government.
SEE ATTACHED SPREADSHEET "HSCG38-14-Q-200067 - REQUIREMENTS" FOR A LIST OF REQUIRED PARTS.
Parts must be approved in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines to ensure safety of our 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 stand military specifications/military standard parts will be utilized and approved from this solicitation. Newly manufactured commercial items will only be procured from sources able to provide a certificate of airworthiness, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 8130 (preferred) or equivalent European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Certification, a certificate of conformance and traceability to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). The Federal Aviation Regulation, Part 21, outlines certification procedures.
The contractor shall furnish a Certificate of Conformance in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.246-15. Certificate of Conformance must be submitted in the format specified in the clause. All replacement parts shall be NEW approved parts.
NO SUBSTITUTE OR ALTERNATE PARTS WILL BE CONSIDERED. ONLY NEW PARTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The Government reserves the right to withhold any item or group of items contained in this solicitation upon award. The Government reserves the right to make a single award, no award, or multiple awards if after considering the additional administrative costs it is in the Government's best interest to do so. The Government shall assume, for the purpose of making multiple awards, that $500 would be the administrative cost to the Government for issuing and administering each contract awarded under this solicitation. Individual awards shall be for the items or combinations of items that result in the lowest cost to the Government including the assumed administrative costs.
NOTE: NO DRAWINGS, SPECIFICATIONS OR SCHEMATICS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS AGENCY.
SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT TITLED "TERMS AND CONDITIONS - HSCG38-14-Q-200067" FOR APPLICABLE CLAUSES, INSTRUCTIONS AND EVALUTION CRITERIA.
Closing date and time for receipt of offers is 05 March 2014 at 4:15 pm EDT. Anticipated award date is on or about 10 March 2014. E-mail quotations are preferred and may be sent to Terrie.L.Pickard@uscg.mil. Please indicate HSCG38-14-Q-200067 in subject line. Quotations may also be faxed to 252-334-5240, or mailed to the following address:
1664 Weeksville Road
SRR Hangar 75, HSCG38-14-Q-200067
Attn: Terrie L. Pickard
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-5001
NOTICE FOR FILING AGENCY PROTESTS
United States Coast Guard Ombudsman Program
It is the policy of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to issue solicitations and make contract awards in a fair and timely manner. The Ombudsman Program for Agency Protests (OPAP) was established to investigate agency protest issues and resolve them without expensive and time-consuming litigation. OPAP is an independent reviewing authority that is empowered to grant a prevailing protester essentially the same relief as the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Interested parties are encouraged to seek resolution of their concerns within the USCG as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) forum rather than filing a protest with the GAO or some external forum. Interested parties may seek resolution of their concerns informally or opt to file a formal agency protest.
Informal Forum with the Ombudsman. Interested parties who believe a specific USCG procurement is unfair or otherwise defective should first direct their concerns to the applicable Contracting Officer. If the Contracting Officer is unable to satisfy their concerns, interested parties are encouraged to contact the U.S. Coast Guard Ombudsman for Agency Protests. Under this informal process the agency is not required to suspend contract award performance. Use of an informal forum does not suspend any time requirement for filing a protest with the agency or other forum. In order to ensure a timely response, interested parties should provide the following information to the Ombudsman: solicitation/contract number, contracting office, Contracting Officer, and solicitation closing date (if applicable).
Formal Agency Protest with the Ombudsman. Prior to submitting a formal agency protest, protesters must first use their best efforts to resolve their concerns with the Contracting Officer through open and frank discussions. If the protester's concerns are unresolved, an Independent Review is available by the Ombudsman. The protester may file a formal agency protest to either the Contracting Officer or as an alternative to that, the Ombudsman under the OPAP program. Contract award or performance will be suspended during the protest period unless contract award or performance is justified, in writing, for reasons of unusual and compelling urgency or is determined in writing to be in the best interest of the Government. The agency's goal is to resolve protests in less than 35 calendar days from the date of filing. Protests shall include the information set forth in FAR 33.103(d) (2). If the protester fails to submit the required information, resolution of the protest may be delayed or the protest may be dismissed. To be timely protests must be filed within the period specified in FAR 33.103(e). Formal protests filed under the OPAP program shall be submitted electronically to OPAP@uscg.mil and the Contracting Officer or by hand delivery to the Contracting Officer.
The Ombudsman Hotline telephone number is 202.372.3695.
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