N68335-21-RFI-0018 – Sources Sought – Inspection and Evaluation, Repair, Upgrade, Training, and Sustainment of Testek Industrial Plant Equipment for COMFRC

Oct 22, 2020 | Sources Sought

PURSUANT TO FAR 15.201(e) – THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THERE IS NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE AVAILABLE.

The following information is provided to assist the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst, New Jersey in conducting market research of industry on its ability to provide the Government’s requirement of the Inspection and Evaluation, Repair, Upgrade, Training, and Sustainment of Testek Industrial Plant Equipment for  in support of Commander Fleet Readiness Center (COMFRC) which over sees three (3) major depot level maintenance centers located at Fleet Readiness Center South East (FRCSE), Jacksonville, Florida, FRCE, Cherry Point, North Carolina and FRCSW, North Island, California. The Fleet Readiness Centers (FRCs) are industrial facilities that rework, repair, and overhaul various aircraft, engines and components.  To support depot level maintenance operations, various industrial plant equipment, along with industrial plant equipment sustainment efforts, are needed to adequately support and meet fleet aircraft schedules, obtain solution for product lines challenged by obsolescence issues – materially-aged, and technologically-dated industrial plant equipment negataively impacting the command’s capacity to support 4th and 5th generation weapon systems. Appendix A lists the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) industrial plant equipment that will fall within scope of this contract effort. This equipment is manufactured by Testek, Avtron, and AAI/ACL Technologies. In 2017, Avtron and Testek merged companies and are now known as Testek Solutions also known as Testek, LLC. In 2009, AAI Corporation exclusively licensed the AAI/ACL technology product lines to Testek. The listed equipment were either designed and/or manufactured by Testek / Avtron who are now Testek Solutions and have exclusive rights to the designs and data in the case of the AAI/ACL technologies equipment. Testek owns all proprietary information ciritcal for the repair and support of all equipment listed in Appendix A.

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and is issued in conformance with DFARS PGI 206.302-1; it does not constitute an Invitation for Bid (IFB), a Request for Proposal (RFP), or a Request for Quote (RFQ). This RFI does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. The Government WILL NOT PAY for any information received in response to this RFI, and the Government will not compensate the respondent for any cost incurred in developing the response to this RFI. Respondents are notified that a formal solicitation may not necessarily result from this RFI. Availability of any formal solicitation may be announced under a separate beta.sam announcement. Any requests for copies of solicitations will not be addressed since this is an RFI, not an RFP. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future RFP. Any comments provided may or may not be included in a formal solicitation. The Government will not release any information marked with a proprietary legend received in response to this RFI to any firms, agencies or individuals outside the Government without written permission in accordance with the legend. Please be advised that all submissions become Government property and will not be returned.

All interested parties should send company and descriptive literature on currently available products that meet the Navy's requirements, described above. With the response, include a point of contact, phone number, e-mail address, website information, DUNS Number, CAGE Code, and Business Size Status for the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code of this RFI. Any responses in reference to this RFI shall be submitted electronically to the Contract Specialist, Ryan Reale, at ryan.reale@navy.mil with the subject line "N68335-20-RFI-0018 COMFRC Industrial Plant Equipment”.

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