THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY. THERE IS NO SOLICITATION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. REQUESTS FOR A SOLICITATION WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE.

The 22d Contracting Squadron (22 CONS) of the 22d Air Refueling Wing is conducting market research to determine the availability, interest and capability of potential—both large and small—sources qualified and able to compete for a contract to perform the packing & crating services requirements at McConnell AFB, Kansas. Based on the information received in response to this sources sought notice, the Government may establish a set-aside for small business socio-economic programs. The information in this notice is based on the best and most current information available to date. This information is subject to change and is not binding to the Government. Updated information will be provided in future announcements and posted electronically on the Contract Opportunity website (beta.sam.gov). The Government shall not reimburse the costs of preparing responses to this request for information/sources sought notice.

The estimated contract period including all options is 1 April 2022 through 31 March 2026. The successful contractor shall provide all personnel, management, tools, equipment, supplies, materials, transportation and all other items necessary (excluding Government Furnished Property) necessary to ensure that packing & crating services are performed at McConnell AFB in a manner that will maintain a satisfactory facility condition and present a clean, neat and professional appearance. All work performed by the contractor shall be performed in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, Air Force standards, instructions, and commercial practices as set forth in the attached DRAFT Performance Work Statement. The NAICS code for this requirement is 488991, Packing & Crating Services. The Small Business Size Standard is $30 million dollars.

The Government requests interested parties submit a brief statement of current capability to perform these services and a letter of interest. Interested and qualified sources should provide the following information: (1) company name, point of contact, e-mail address, telephone number, type of business and size [i.e.; Small, SBA Section 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone), Women Owned, and/or Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO)]; (2) a list of your most recent and relevant DoD and/or commercial contracts (not to exceed ten) to include a brief description, names, POCs, phone numbers, value & type of contract, and period of performance; and (3) information about your company and why you think you can perform this service. Please limit your submissions to ten pages. Please send responses to Lt. Corey Tsujioka via e-mail: corey.tsujioka@spaceforce.mil in PDF or Microsoft Word format. In order to be considered in this market survey, please reply by close of business, 4:00 pm CT, 1 November 2021.

22 CONS is interested in quantifying and pre-qualifying the likelihood of setting aside competition for Packing & Crating services for McConnell AFB to a small business. Depending upon the response to this notice and other market research, 22 CONS may limit the competition to a specific category of small business at the exclusion of all other potential business concerns. This announcement serves as a first step for 22 CONS to determine the viability of setting aside the procurement of Packing & Crating services for competition solely within or among certain small businesses in selected categories. This is a Sources Sought announcement only; no solicitation exists or is available at this time. Requests for a solicitation shall not receive a response.

This announcement shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract. In the event a solicitation is developed, it will be assigned a formal Request for Quotation number and the announcement will be published  on the Contract Opportunity website at www.beta.sam.gov. Potential interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site for the release of the solicitation package as well as downloading their own copy of the solicitation and amendments, if any.

AFFARS 5352.201-9101 OMBUDSMAN (OCT 2019)

  1. An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the interested party to another official who can resolve the concern.
  2. Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any other processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMB Circular A-76 competition performance decisions).
  3. If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, the interested party may contact the ombudsman, Ms. Susan Madison, AFICA OL AMC, 507 Symington Drive, Scott AFB IL 62225-5022, (618) 256-0267, fax (618) 256-6668, email: susan.madison@us.af.mil. Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the Center/MAJCOM/DRU/SMC ombudsman level, may be brought by the interested party for further consideration to the Air Force ombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) (Contracting), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (571) 256-2395, facsimile number (571) 256-2431.
  1. The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision that binds the agency.
  1. Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the contracting officer.

Points of Contact:

Lt. Corey Tsujioka, 22d Contracting Squadron, PKA/OIC; Phone (316) 759-5659, E-mail: corey.tsujioka@spaceforce.mil

SrA Joshua Rodriguez, 22d Contracting Squadron, PKA/Contract Specialist; Phone (316) 759-4098, E-mail: joshua.rodriguez.30@us.af.mil