Federal contract opportunity NB683050-13-01706 for all other miscellaneous electrical equipment and component manufacturing at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Acquisition Management Division.

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FBO ANNOUNCEMENT: PRESOLICITATION NOTICEACTION CODE: CLASSIFICATION CODE: 61- Electric Wire & Power & distribution equipment SUBJECT: Programmable 36 Kva AC Power Source Grid Emulator For Laboratory Testing Of NIST U-Grid Power Conditioning Unit SOLICITATION NUMBER: NB683050-13-01706 RESPONSE DATE: April 2, 2013 CONTACT POINTS: Chris Ganey, Contract Specialist, 301-975-6205Todd Hill, Contracting Officer, 301-975-8802 DESCRIPTION: The Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), intends to negotiate a firm fixed price purchase order, on a sole source basis, with Pacific Power Source, Inc. for the purchase of a Programmable 36 Kva AC Power Source Grid Emulator under other than full and open competition by the authority of FAR subpart 6.302-1: Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The requirement is based on NIST's need for a programmable 36 Kva AC Power Source Grid Emulator. The system needs to be used by NIST for Laboratory Testing of NIST U-Grid Power Conditioning Unit. Pacific Power Source's model 60AMXTUPC32/MST is a programmable 36 Kva AC Power Source Grid Emulator.Pacific Power Source, inc. specifically can meet the following requirements:The system must have an output frequency range of 45 Hz to 5,000 Hz. The system must have output distortion less than 0.1% THD AVG from 45 to 1,000 Hz.The system must include matching output transformers to allow the full power to be reconfigured in the following ratios: 1.5:1, 2.0:1, and 2.5:1The system must have response time of 5╬╝sec to a step load change. The system must have Measurement Signal bandwidth of 5Hz to 50 kHzThe system must have predefined Electro-magnetic Interference test sequences including IEC 610004-11, 61000-4-13, 61000-4-14, 61000-4-27, 61000-4-28, and 61000-4-34 Pacific Power Source, inc is the only vendor that offers a programmable 36 Kva AC Power Source Grid Emulator that is commercially available that meets all of NIST's requirements. No other vendor can provide a system that meets NIST's requirements. Delivery shall be FOB Destination, Gaithersburg, MD, and be completed in accordance with the Contractor's commercial schedule. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 335999, and the size standard is 500 employees. No solicitation package will be issued. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive quotations; however, interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to this requirement. The Government will consider responses received by 12:00 p.m. (Eastern) on April 2, 2013. Inquiries will only be accepted via email to Christopher.ganey@nist.gov. A determination by the Government not to compete the proposed acquisition based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement in the future.