N00019-20-RFPREQ-PMA-207-0367 – Sources Sought – KC-130J Depot-Level Engine Repair

Aug 19, 2020 | Sources Sought

1. GENERAL

This sources sought is being issued by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).  The KC-130J Program Office (PMA 207 Tactical Airlift) is seeking services to conduct depot level repair and buildup of KC-130J Quick Engine Change Assemblies (QECA), survey and repair Radiological Control (RADCON) exposed QECAs, store QECAs and QECA components, and conduct necessary project management.  The QECA consists of the Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 turboprop engine and the Lockheed Martin Quick Engine Change Kit (QECK). The attached draft Performance Work Statement details the requirements for the above scope of work. 

This sources sought is being used as a market research tool pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 10 to determine potential sources and their technical capabilities. The result of this market research will contribute to determining the method of procurement. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code currently assigned to this procurement is 336412. All interested contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) government website at www.sam.gov to be eligible for award of government contracts. Only interested firms who believe they are capable of providing the supplies and services noted above and can meet these requirements are invited to respond to this notice. The Government will not reimburse participants for any expenses associated with their participation in this survey.

DISCLAIMER

THIS SOURCES SOUGHT 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.

This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. Interested parties, however, may identify their interest and capability by responding to this requirement. If after reviewing this information, you desire to respond to this pre-solicitation synopsis, you should provide documentation to substantiate your product meets the requirements specified in this sources sought. Failure to provide documentation may result in the government being unable to adequately assess your capabilities.

Unless otherwise stated herein, no additional written information is available.

2. BACKGROUND

The NAVAIR KC-130J program currently provides support for 58 USMC, 1 USN, and 3 Kuwaiti FMS aircraft, consisting of Lockheed Martin QECKs and Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 turboprop engines, which form QECAs.  There are currently 277 QECKs and 286 Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 turboprop engines in inventory. There are currently six RADCON QECAs in USMC inventory.

3. INFORMATION REQUESTED

NAVAIR is conducting market research to identify Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified industry partners that can provide support for the work scope identified above. Potential contractors are requested to provide information on current products and services, relevant history, evidence of past performance, access to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) technical manuals and data, and capability of supporting in full the functions and services identified herein. Interested contractors shall submit their technical capabilities describing how they are able to meet the Government’s complete requirements for the work scope described in the attached PWS.

Please submit electronic copy via DOD SAFE your response in an executive summary format not to exceed 20 pages. If your response includes information you consider proprietary, please mark the information in accordance with regulatory guidance. Please do not include company brochures or other marketing type information.

All responses must be submitted electronically through https://safe.apps.mil and individual files shall not exceed 1GB. Note: DoD SAFE restricts the maximum submission to a total of 8 GB of data and 25 individual files. In the Comments box put the following information: Company’s name, Sources Sought number, POC, Backup POC. If files are encrypted for submission, the Company POC shall send an email with the “passphrase” to the PCO and the Contract Specialist (CS), specified in below.

The following labeling instructions apply to the “description” box of each transmission: Each transfer shall provide the Sources Sought number (N00019-20-RFPREQ-PMA-207-0367), the Company name and address and the point of contact’s name and phone number. Verification of timely submission will be the DoD SAFE generated email notification of file transfer. The Government will provide confirmation of receipt to the sender.

Creating a DoD SAFE Drop-off

For “Common Access Card (CAC) Authenticated Users”

Create a “drop-off” with the PCO and the CS as the recipients

For “Outside or Non-CAC Authenticated Users”

Parties interested in submitting a response to the Solicitation must notify the PCO and the CS to request a drop off. It is recommended that this request be submitted at least 10 working days in advance of the date and time specified in Sources Sought period ending, to ensure adequate time to process the request. When the PCO or the CS generates a drop-off request for you, the Offeror will receive an email with a link to submit its drop-off. This link is valid for 14 days, for a one-time submission. The submission must be sent to both the PCO and the CS. Note: DoD SAFE restricts the maximum file submission up to 8 GB or 25 individual files. If the Offeror anticipates multiple submissions could be necessary, the number of links required should be specified in the request.

Provide a detailed capabilities statement asserting their capabilities in providing the products and services described in this notice, include the following:

3.1 Corporate Information

  1. Company’s full name and address.
  2. Company’s cage code and Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number
  3. Company’s point of contact including email address and phone number.
  4. Company’s business size based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 336412 
  5. Company’s list of NAICS codes under which goods and services are provided.
  6. Company’s business status (Socio-Economic Factors: 8(a), HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business, etc)

3.2 Specific Sources Sought Information Requested

  1.  Proposed approach to meet the Government’s complete requirements for support of the propulsion system described in paragraph 1 above and as defined in the attached draft PWS.
  2. Potential teaming arrangements.
  3. Related past performance within the past five years. Specific contract numbers with similar work scope.
  4. Experience executing KC-130J QECA repairs (including AE2100D3 and QECK repairs) overhauls within the past five years. Specific contract numbers with similar work scope.
  5. Experience in executing engine component repairs within the past five years. Specific contract numbers with similar work scope.
  6. Appropriate FAA certification documentation for performing KC-130J QECA repairs, including AE2100D3 engine, QECK, and component repairs.
  7. Access to applicable technical manuals and technical data rights for performing KC-130J QECA, AE2100 engine, QECK, and component repairs.
  8. Supply Chain Management (SCM) and analysis experience including system interfacing with Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS).
  9. Ability to provide or gain access to the source data.
  10. Specific experience in RADCON survey and repair.

3.3 Specific Commercial Information Requested

  1. Are any of these items/services Commercial Items per FAR 2.101(b)? YES NO
  2. If YES to #3.3(1) above are these items available, is a PUBLISHED Catalog/Price List? YES NO
  3. If YES to #3.3(2) above can you supply us with a copy of your Price List? YES NO
  4. If NO to #3.3(1) above – if these items are not currently in the commercial market place, will these items be available in the commercial market place in time to satisfy the government’s delivery requirements on this project? YES NO
  5. If YES to #3.3(1) above can you provide UNREDACTED commercial sales history, listing in catalogs or brochures, known established price list to commercial market place, availability or announcement to the general public? YES NO
  6. The Government, and the Government only, must determine not only if an item is commercial but also if the commercial prices are fair and reasonable. This is usually accomplished through proof that commercial market forces have driven the setting of the commercial price. Such proof would describe the commercial market acceptance of the price or, more plainly, invoices proving that the item has been sold commercially at like prices, for like quantities. Is your company willing and able to provide such proof, if the government determines it is needed to verify price reasonableness? YES NO

4. RESPONSES

Inquiries regarding this Sources Sought shall be addressed to Kristina Johnson, Procuring Contracting Officer

Email all information in response to this response/comments to this sources sought to Mr. Bryson Shibe at bryson.shibe@navy.mil and Ms. Shauna Fitzgerald at shauna.fitzgerald@navy.mil. Responses are due 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time, 02 September 2020.

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