Federal contract opportunity HSCG38-11-Q-200040 for other aircraft parts and auxiliary equipment manufacturing at United States Coast Guard (USCG) Commanding Officer, USCG Aviation Logistics Center, response was due Jan 5, 2011.
1. Action Code: K
2. Send to Fed Biz Ops: Yes
3. Date: 1/3/11
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: HH65/SRR SLIDING DOOR UPGRADE
7. Response Date: 1/5/11
8. Primary Point of Contact: DEBORA PLYMEL
9. Secondary Point of Contact: N/A
10. Solicitation Number: HSCG38-11-Q-200040
11. Reference Number: N/A
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Parts 12 and 15, 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 HSCG38-11-Q-200040 is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-47. The applicable North American Industry Classification Standard Code is 336413. The small business size standard is 1,000 employees. The US Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order for the purchase of the following parts used on the Short Range Recovery (SRR) aircraft:
SEE ATTACHED SPREADSHEET FOR REQUIREMENTS
It is anticipated that a non-competitive purchase order shall be awarded on a sole source basis as a result of this synopsis/solicitation. All parts must have clear traceability to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), American Eurocopter Corp. Traceability means a clear, complete, documented, and auditable paper trail which traces each step from an OEM or distributor to its current location.
It is the Government's belief that American Eurocopter Corp is the only source able to obtain the required technical and engineering data, 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.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. 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. Alternate Parts will be authorized if they are an approved alternate under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) catalog system, which improves interoperability between NATO and commercial cataloging systems. Alternate parts must satisfy all form, fit, and function requirements of the original parts and conform to the approved configuration of the United States Coast Guard SRR aircraft. All parts shall be NEW approved parts. 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. Drawings and specifications are not available and cannot be furnished by the Government. Required delivery is as stated on the attached spreadsheet of requirements. 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 best commercial practices 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.
The following FAR Subpart 12 provisions/clauses are incorporated by reference: 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (JUN 2008) with the following included by Addendum: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (JUL 2010), 52.211-14 Notice of Priority Rating for National Defense Use, Emergency Preparedness and Energy Use Program (APR 2008) DO rated; 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (JAN 1999) Award will be made to the offeror proposing the best value to the Government considering technical capability, price and past performance. Technical capability and past performance, when combined are approximately equal to price. 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (OCT 2010)-(ii) Alternate I(APR 2008) Offerors shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications 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 paragraph (c) through (o) of this provision. 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (JUN 2010) with the following included by Addendum: 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998). The full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this internet address: www.deskbook.osd.mil; 52.246-15 Certificate of Conformance (APR 1984); 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (DEC 2010) (a)(1-3),(b)(4),(6),(20-24),(26),(33),(34),(37),(42),(46)(i).
Closing date and time for receipt of offers is 5 JANUARY 2011, 4:30 P.M., EST. Anticipated award date is on or about 6 JANUARY 2011. E-mail quotes are preferred and may be sent to Debora.J.Plymel@uscg.mil . Please indicate HSCG38-11-Q-200040 in subject line. Quotes may also be faxed to 252-334-5240, or mailed to the following address:
1664 Weeksville Road
SRR Hangar 75, HSCG38-11-Q-200040
Attn: Debora Plymel
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
NOTICE FOR FILING AGENCY PROTESTS
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 General 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 with the contracting officer or Ombudsman.
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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
The Ombudsman Hotline telephone number is 202.372.3695.