Federal contract opportunity FA8251-13-Transparency for NSN 1560-01-415-4506 at Air Force Materiel Command AFSC OL:H/PK/PZ - Hill AFB, response was due Apr 19, 2013.

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General InformationDocument Type: Sources Sought Notice (SSN)/Request for Information (RFI)Solicitation Number: FA8251-13-TranspancyClassification Code:16 - Aircraft Components and Accessories, Repair ofNAICS: 811219Contracting Office AddressDepartment of the Air Force, OO-ALC/PZA, 6050 Gum Lane, Bldg 1215, Hill AFB, UT, 84056-5825Description of Information Required:This announcement constitutes a Sources Sought Synopsis and Request for Information (RFI). The following information is provided to assist the Air Force in conducting market research of industry to identify sources that meet Air Force requirements. This is neither a request for proposal nor an invitation for bid. There will be no reimbursement for the information provided. This Sources Sought Amendment is to seek production sources for the production of the various F-16 Transparencies listed below. Noun NSN Part Numbers SystemF-16 Transparency A/C Model CLEAR 550 Knot 1560-01-415-4506WF 184100-09 or 16VK100001 F-16F-16 Transparency A/C Model CLEAR 550 Knot 1560-01-462-4551WF 5004550-11 or 16VK100001 F-16F-16 Transparency A/C Model SOLAR 550 Knot 1560-01-415-4502WF 184100-63 or 16VK100001 F-16F-16 Transparency A/C Model SOLAR 550 Knot 1560-01-462-2040WF 5004550-09 or 16VK100001 F-16F-16 Transparency B/D FWD Model CLEAR 550 Knot 1560-01-415-4503WF 184300-05 or 16VK100002 F-16F-16 Transparency B/D FWD Model CLEAR 550 Knot 1560-01-497-6599WF 5006550-01 or 16VK100002 F-16F-16 Transparency B/D AFT Model CLEAR 550 Knot 1560-01-497-4623WF 183400-03 or 16VK100002 F-16F-16 Transparency B/D AFT Model CLEAR 550 Knot 1560-01-497-5959WF 5004270-01 or 16VK100002 F-16F-16 Transparency B/D FWD Model SOLAR 550 Knot 1560-01-497-7174WF 184300-63 or 16VK100002 F-16F-16 Transparency B/D FWD Model SOLAR 550 Knot 1560-01-497-5956WF 5006550-03 or 16VK100002 F-16F-16 Transparency B/D AFT Model SOLAR 550 Knot 1560-01-497-7816WF 183400-63 or 16VK100002 F-16F-16 Transparency B/D AFT Model SOLAR 550 Knot 1560-01-497-5078WF 5004270-03 or 16VK100002   The F-16 transparency is part of the F-16 canopy assembly which is part of the F-16 aircraft weapon system. The transparency's function is to provide protection, to the pilot, while at the same time providing the pilot visibility while operating the aircraft. The F-16C utilizes two configurations (referred to as CLEAR and SOLAR). The F-16D utilizes four configurations (referred to as CLEAR FWD, CLEAR AFT, SOLAR FWD and SOLAR AFT). See the attached listing of Nouns, National Stock Numbers (NSNs), and Part Numbers (P/Ns). The Air Force has data and drawings sufficient to qualify new sources. Currently the Air Force is aware of two qualified sources that can produce the F-16 transparency. They are: Texstars Inc. (Cage Code 12849) and Sierracin/Sylmar Corp. (Cage Code 71355). Both of these companies have their own design and have proprietary rights to their design/process. Failure to procure this item from a fully qualified source can result in operational failures that will compromise the mission capability of the F-16 and pose a safety risk to operation and maintenance personnel. Interested sources may identify their interest and capability to respond to the described requirement by submitting a "Source Approval Request" (SAR) to the design control authority at AFGLSC (416 SCMS/GUMAE). Interested sources must be deemed qualified through the design control authority listed above. Sources that are interested in qualifying for the production of the F-16 transparencies must be able to demonstrate that they possess the capabilities of obtaining the required technical, engineering, and manufacturing data and that they possess the capabilities to produce these items. Sources interested in qualifying for the production of the F-16 transparencies must be able to maintain facilities and personnel to store, maintain, and operate production systems acceptable to the government. Information received with the submitted SAR must include (1) complete and current engineering data to demonstrate the acceptability of the offered parts produced (i.e. salient physical, functional, and serviceability characteristics), and/or (2) evidence that the offered parts have been satisfactorily produced for the Government or the original OEM. This information must be received within thirty (30) days of the date this notice is published. If you have any questions of a technical nature please send them to chad.pauling@hill.af.mil and we will respond as soon as an answer can be obtained. Disclaimer THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT INTEND TO AWARD A CONTRACT ON THE BASIS OF THIS RFI OR TO OTHERWISE PAY FOR THE INFORMATION SOLICITED. This RFI is issued for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation nor represent a firm or current requirement, implied or otherwise that a procurement will be accomplished. This is not a request for a proposal or an invitation to bid. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of market research. Response to this RFI is voluntary and the Government assumes no responsibility for costs incurred by the contractor in responding to this RFI. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI. Responding to this request in no manner guarantees a contract will be awarded to the respondent. The information provided herein is to the best of the Government's knowledge of the situation as it exists at this time. Responders must recognize that all information contained in this RFI is to be used for future planning and is therefore subject to change. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked Proprietary or competition sensitive will be handled accordingly. Responses to the RFI will not be returned. The responses to this notice are not an offer and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. The Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any contractor's input resulting from this RFI. POC: Point of Contact (POC)Don Hoover, Contracting OfficerPhone: (801) 777-3753, Email: don.hoover@hill.af.milOO-ALC/PZA, 6050 Gum Lane, Bldg 1215 Hill AFB, UT, 84056-5825

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Unspecified A-C_FWD_Solar_Transparency_SQS.PDF Updated Sources Sought for the F-16 Transparency
Unspecified A-C_FWD_Clear_Transparency_SQS.PDF Updated Sources Sought for the F-16 Transparency
Unspecified B-D_AFT_Clear_Transparency_SQS.PDF Updated Sources Sought for the F-16 Transparency
Unspecified B-D__FWD_Solar_Transparency_SQS.PDF Updated Sources Sought for the F-16 Transparency
Unspecified B-D_AFT_Solar_Transparency_SQS.PDF Updated Sources Sought for the F-16 Transparency
Unspecified B-D_FWD_Clear_Transparency_SQS.PDF Updated Sources Sought for the F-16 Transparency
Unspecified B-D_FWD_Clear_Transparency_SQS.PDF SQS
Unspecified B-D_AFT_Clear_Transparency_SQS.PDF SQS
Unspecified B-D_AFT_Solar_Transparency_SQS.PDF SQS
Unspecified A-C_FWD_Solar_Transparency_SQS.PDF SQS