Requirement Title: YY34 Shocktube EOD

Sources Sought Number:  

Notice Type: Sources Sought Synopsis

1. NOTICE: This is not a solicitation but rather a Sources Sought Synopsis (SSS) to determine potential sources for information and planning purposes only.

1.1 The purpose of this Sources Sought is to conduct market research to determine if responsible sources exist, to assist in determining if this effort can be competitive and/or a total Small Business Set-Aside. The proposed North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) Code is 325920, Explosives Manufacturing which has a corresponding Size Standard of 750 employees. The Government will use this information to determine the best acquisition strategy for this procurement. The Government is interested in all small businesses to include 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, HUBZone, and Women-Owned small business concerns. The government requests that interested parties respond to this notice if applicable and identify your small business status to the identified NAICS code. Additionally, please provide any anticipated teaming arrangements, along with a description of similar services offered to the Government and to commercial customers for the past three years.

Any responses involving teaming agreements should delineate between the work that will be accomplished by the prime and the work accomplished by the teaming partners.

2. Program Details:

The U.S. Air Force is seeking potential sources capable of providing nonelectric shock tube with the following characteristics:

NSN 1375-01-485-0651, Part number DJ25025.

Type: Shock Tube, noiseless trunk line

Length: 2,500 feet per roll, 2 rolls per box

Tube Outer Diameter: 0.118 + 0.006 inches

Detonation Velocity:  6000 Feet/second minimum

Explosive Load: 0.045 to 0.090 grans/foot explosive material, cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine (HMX) with 9.0 + 3.0 percent aluminum powder by weight

Tube Tensile Strength: 35 pounds minimum

Tube Elongation: 200% minimum elongation

Tube Color: Yellow

No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this SSS.  Any information submitted by respondents to this notice is strictly voluntary. 

3. POC:

Contracting Officer

Tyler Fowers

6072 Fir Ave. Bldg 1233

Hill AFB, UT 84056


All responses to this SSS must be submitted to the point of contact listed above.  This does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that procurement will be accomplished and is not a request for proposal or invitation for bid.  Responding to this notice in no manner guarantees a contract will be awarded.

SSS Response Part I – Contractor Description Overview

1. Name of Company

2. Point of Contact with phone number and e-mail address

3. Size of Business according to North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 325920, Explosives Manufacturing – 750 employees. Other suggested NAICS codes for this program and your size classification based on those codes

4. Company certifications (e.g., ISO-9001, ASI-9100, CMMI)

5. DUNS number or CAGE code

6. How would you intend to propose on this effort? (As a prime or subcontractor?)

SSS Response Part II – Market Survey Questions

1. Briefly describe your company's experience providing the types of services identified in the program description to include identification of major program risks and techniques to be employed to mitigate these risks. (Maximum Page Limit: Four pages – please do not include business brochures [Title page containing, as a minimum, program title, date, and name and phone number of submitting activity Point of Contact does not count against page maximum])

2. Teaming arrangements or methodology to be employed to ensure requirements of the program description can be satisfied. (Maximum Page Limit: One page)

3. Any other feedback is welcome. (Maximum Page Limit: One page)


This Sources Sought Synopsis is part of the Acquisition Market Research Analysis and will be used solely to determine the basis for any competitive aspects of the acquisition.