The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS) Contracting Office (Code
440) is issuing this sources sought to provide oversight of the inspection of Type ER and NR inboard
rudder stock seal assemblies after removal, oversight for the installation, and the vulcanization of two
(2) each, Type ER seal bodies and four (4) each, Type NR seal rings. The sources sought is being issued as
a means of conducting market research to identify industrial capabilities that might exist in order to
support upcoming requirement. For additional information regarding the technical specifications, please
refer to the attached Statement of Work (SOW).
Based on the responses to this sources sought, this requirement may be set-aside for small business (in
full or in part) or procured through full and open competition (unrestricted), the government intent at
this time is for a single award. All small business set-aside categories will be considered. Telephonic
inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, the government will not be providing evaluations or
comments to companies providing sources sought responses but the responses will be used to inform
the government as to the best means of procuring this requirement.
“THIS SOURCES SOUGHT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A “REQUEST FOR
PROPOSAL (RFP)” TO BE SUBMITTED. 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 THE PREPERATION OF RESPONSES TO THIS
ANNOUNCEMENT. ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY RESPONDENTS TO THIS TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY. RESPONSES WILL NOT BE RETURNED TO THE RESPONDER. NOT RESPONDING
TO THIS NOTICE DOES NOT PRECLUDE PARTICIPATION IN ANY FUTURE REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ) OR
INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) OR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP), IF ISSUED. IF A SOLICITATION IS
RELEASED IT WILL BE SYNOPSIZED ON THE GOVERNMENT-WIDE POINT OF ENTRY (GPE). IT IS THE
RESPONIBILITY OF POTENTIAL OFFERORS TO MONITOR THE GPE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
PERTAINING TO THIS REQUIREMENT.”
Services are needed to provide oversight of the inspection of Type ER and NR inboard rudder stock seal
assemblies after removal, oversight for the installation, and the vulcanization of the of two (2) each,
Type ER seal bodies and four (4) each, Type NR seal rings on a CVN Nimitz class aircraft carriers port and
starboard rudder stock seals. The affected spaces are as follows: Compartments 4-247-2-E (PORT) and 4-
247-1-E (STBD).The location is Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton WA.
Additional detail is provided in the draft SOW attached to this announcement (Attachment 1).
If your organization has the potential capacity and capabilities to perform these contract
requirements, please provide the following information: Organization Name, CAGE code, and DUNs
Any applicable brochures or company capability material may also be submitted.
The applicable NAICS code for this requirement is 336611-Ship Building. This U.S. industry comprises
establishments primarily engaged in operating shipyards with a small business size standard of 1,250
people. The product service code is J999. Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to respond.
Interested parties are requested to submit via email. The email subject line should be “Sources Sought
Response for a N4523A22R0300 Rudders Oversight.” The response to the sources sought may be in
either Microsoft Word, Portable Document Format (PDF), or in the body of the email and shall be
addressed to email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL DATA RECEIVED IN RESPONSE TO THIS SOURCES SOUGHT THAT IS MARKED OR DESIGNATED AS
CORPORATE OR PROPRIETARY WILL BE FULLY PROTECTED FROM RELEASE OUTSIDE THE GOVERNMENT.