Sources Sought Synopsis
C-130 Propeller Rotating Cam, NSN 1610-00-628-6438
(Request for Interested Manufacturers)
FROM: Lee Vogt, 409 SCMS/GUMBB
TO: DLA Aviation Procurement Operations at Warner Robins (SPRWA1)
LOCATION: Robins AFB, GA 31098-1813
FBO Post Title: Request for Interested Manufacturers NSN 1610-00-628-6438, Propeller Rotating Cam
Market research is being conducted to identify potential sources that may possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience to meet the requirements for qualification and production of the Propeller Rotating Cam; NSN 1610-00-628-6438, PN 527110.
The Propeller Rotating Cam is a cylindrical device with irregular shaped slots which rotates in a limited arc of travel for the purpose of changing the pitch of radiating blades of the C-130 54H60 Propeller system.
Impediment to Competition:
The original equipment manufacturer for this item is Hamilton Sundstrand (CAGE 73030), which maintains its configuration by part number and software version. The Government does not own any data, drawings, schematics, or any other releasable technical data in support of this requirement. As a result, Hamilton Sundstrand is the only known source with adequate knowledge of the Propeller Rotating Cam performance requirements and possession of the required technical data and capabilities needed to produce this item and ensure compatibility of the equipment.
The DLA/AWB Contracting Office intends to award a sole source contract to Hamilton Sundstrand for the manufacture of the Propeller Cam (Rotating) in support of the C-130H aircraft program. Other interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement no later than 26 October 2020 by emailing Lee Vogt (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jimmy Hicks (email@example.com). The Government intends to procure these items using Other Than Full and Open Competition as prescribed by FAR 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements.
This sources sought synopsis is for informational purposes only. This is not a request for proposal. It does not constitute a solicitation, and shall not be construed as a commitment by the government. Responses in any form are not offers, and the government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. No funds are available to pay for preparation of responses to this announcement. Any information submitted by respondents to this technical description is strictly voluntary.