N3560A21Q0001 – Sources Sought – 7610 – NJROTC Naval Science 4 Textbook/Guide Development and Delivery

Jun 18, 2021 | Sources Sought

This SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS is a Government effort in accordance with Part 10 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to conduct Market Research.

The Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Norfolk Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office intends to procure the development and delivery of textbooks and instructor guides for Naval Service Training Command Curriculum Development (NSTC CD).

The purpose of the effort will be to produce a new high school textbook for the Navy JROTC program entitled: Naval Science 4: You and the Future. Cyber Awareness, Space Exploration, Leadership and Ethics, Personal Finances and Becoming College and Career Ready for the NJROTC Student, 1st Edition.
Upon final textbook approval, the contractor will print and ship forty thousand (40,000) copies of the textbook and fifteen hundred (1500) Instructor guides. NSTC CD requires a new textbook for the Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) curriculum. This new textbook will cover material that is critical for today’s young adults. It supports Office of the Secretary of Defense initiatives regarding increased Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to JROTC cadets. This book and curriculum comprises the fourth year (senior year) of instruction in the high school sequence of Naval Science courses.

A draft copy of the Statement of Work is provided with this synopsis.

Responses to this posting shall provide a summary of their company’s capabilities including organization name, address, description of facilities, personnel, and past experience; a point of contact, telephone number, email address, business size, DUNs number, CAGE Code; a thorough description of supplies/services that can be provided; and a list of the firm’s existing Government contract vehicles under which the instant procurement might be fulfilled.

All submissions must be received by 4:00pm EST on 23 June 2021.
Responses to the Sources Sought are required to be provided by email to Bridget Blaney at bridget.blaney@navy.mil.

This announcement is issued solely for information and planning purposes.

It does not constitute a solicitation (Request for Proposal or Request for Quotations) or a promise to issue a solicitation in the future. This announcement does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. Furthermore, we are not at this time seeking proposals. Responders are advised that the U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this announcement. All costs associated with responding to this announcement will be solely at the responding party’s expense.

All information received in response to this SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS that is marked PROPRIETARY will be handled accordingly.

The Government shall not be liable or suffer any consequential damage for any proprietary information not identified.

Proprietary information or trade secrets shall be clearly identified.
Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the U.S. Government to form a binding contract or agreement. The Navy will not be obligated to pursue any particular acquisition alternative as a result of the announcement. Responses to the announcement will not be returned. Not responding to the announcement does not preclude participation in any future solicitation, if one is issued.

No solicitation document exists at this time. The purpose of this synopsis is to gain knowledge of interest, capabilities and qualifications of various interested business including but not limited to members of the Small Business Community such as small business, 8(a) participants, HUBZone small business concerns, service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, and economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concerns and women-owned small business (WOSB) concerns eligible under the WOSB Program.

It is the responsibility of potential quoters to monitor these sites for additional information pertaining to this potential requirement.

The resultant action is for commercial items.
The anticipated contract type will be a firm fixed-price (FFP) contract/order.

The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 511130 and the Small Business Size Standard is 1,000 employees.

Interested persons are requested to identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement. Any information received will be reviewed by NAVSUP FLC Norfolk Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office. A determination by the Government not to compete the proposed contract action based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.

The point of contact for this announcement is Bridget Blaney who may be reached at bridget.blaney@navy.mil.

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