N6339421R0014 – Sources Sought – Vertical Launching System (VLS) Module Electronics Box (MEB) and Hazard Electronics Box

Mar 17, 2021 | Sources Sought

This is a Request for Information (RFI) as defined in FAR 15.201 (e). Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) is conducting market research to identify qualified and responsible sources that may be interested in a potential future procurement for the manufacture, assembly, test and delivery of Vertical Launching System (VLS) Module Electronics Box (MEB) and Hazard Electronics Box (HEB). 

This RFI is issued for informational and planning purposes only and does not constitute an Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for Quote (RFQ), or Request for Proposal (RFP). This RFI is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or award a contract. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract.  The Government will not reimburse any costs associated with responding to this notice. Information submitted in response to this RFI will become the property of the United States Government.

Responses to this RFI may be used to determine Small Business set-aside opportunities. All Small Business set-aside categories will be considered under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 334519 Other Measuring and Controlling Device Manufacturing. In accordance with FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting, Small Business concerns are reminded that in performance of contracts awarded under small business set-aside procedures, at least 50% of the cost of manufacturing the supplies, not including the cost of materials, shall be performed by the concern.

Interested parties shall address the following in their RFI submissions:

1. COMPANY INFORMATION

(a) Company name, address, Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number, and Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code.

(b) Company designated representative name(s) and point(s) of contact, including phone number and email address.

(c) Company size status under the applicable NAICS (e.g., 8(a), HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Women-Owned, Large Business, etc.).

2. CAPABILITY STATEMENT

Interested parties shall submit a Capability Statement that succinctly addresses the following items to demonstrate the contractor's capability to perform the requirements of the attached draft Statement of Work (SOW):

(a) The contractor's ability to manage, as prime contractor, the types and magnitude of tasking in the draft SOW;

(b) The contractor's technical ability, or potential approach to achieving technical ability, to perform the requirement.  For Small Business set-aside determination purposes, also include the contractor's technical ability to perform, or potential approach to achieving technical ability to perform, at least 50% of the cost of the contract incurred for manufacturing the supplies, not including the cost of materials; and

(c) The contractor's capacity, or potential approach to achieving capacity, to conduct the requirements of the draft SOW. for the purposes of this Capability Statement, capacity shall refer to matters such as the magnitude of the tasking, the amount of equipment or facilities involved, and the size of the staff needed. 

(d) The contractor’s certification, or potential approach to achieving certification, for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as described in the draft SOW. 

Demonstrated ability to manage, technical ability, and capacity may include citing and describing the same or similar relevant performance, but does not limit the interested contractor's approach to demonstrate capability.

3. FEEDBACK/QUESTIONS

Interested parties may submit feedback and questions regarding the feasibility or challenges to perform the work described.

RFI responses are limited to no more than 20 pages (8.5 X 11 inch) and 10-point Times New Roman font. Please email responses or questions regarding this requirement to the Contract Specialist, Terren Jo (terren.jo@navy.mil) with copy to the Contracting Officer, Nayneet Kaur (nayneet.kaur@navy.mil). NSWC PHD may request further information regarding the capabilities of respondents to meet the requirements set forth in the RFI.

Respondents are responsible for properly marking and clearly identifying proprietary information or trade secrets contained within their response. The Government will not be liable for, or suffer any consequential damages for any proprietary information not properly marked and clearly identified. Information provided shall be treated as Business Sensitive and will not be shared outside of Government activities and agencies without the permission of the provider.

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