N6833520RFI0421 – Sources Sought – F-18 Interface Device Assembly

Aug 1, 2020 | Sources Sought

The Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst, NJ is soliciting information and comments from industry and other interested parties. NAWCAD Lakehurst is requesting vendor sources with the capability to develop, test, produce, and deliver a second generation Interface Device Assembly (IDA2) that will be used to support on-aircraft and off-aircraft maintenance of the AN/ASD-10 Advanced Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance System (ATARS), AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) System, and Infrared Search and Track (IRST) System at the Organizational Level (O-Level), Intermediate Level (I-Level), and Depot Level (D-Level).
 

NOTE: The Statement of Work is Export Controlled therefore any/all interested vendors must submit a DD Form 2345. This is a Certification under the JCP establishes the eligibility of a U.S. or Canadian contractor to technical data governed, in the U.S., by DoD Directive 5230.25 and, in Canada, by the Technical Data Control Regulations (TDCR). A certification is required by U.S. or Canadian contractors that wish to obtain access to unclassified technical data disclosing militarily critical technology with military or space application that is under the control of, or in the possession of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) or the Canadian Department of National Defense (DND).
 

THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT POSSESS THE TECHNICAL DATA TO ALLOW FOR A COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT.

The Government is seeking industry input to assist in identifying features and approaches to meet the general requirements described above. Please note that the Government will NOT be responsible for any costs incurred by interested parties responding to this RFI. THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. 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.

INTERESTED SOURCES SHOULD PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
– Company description (company size, cage code)
– Company Point of Contact (name email/phone)
– Manufacturing capabilities, including examples and photographs of manufactured items.
– Relevant history manufacturing similar parts and utilizing similar processes.
– Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) on any currently available product or capability that
will meet the Navy requirements.
– Provide all applicable federal standards, policies, and regulations met.
– Provide Quality Assurance systems in place, certifications, capabilities, and qualifications.
– Provide any additional information that will assist in understanding responses to this RFI.

All interested parties must submit written responses, via electronic mail to William Hemhauser, William.hemhauser@navy.mil no later than fifteen (15) days after the post date of this RFI. The Navy does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this request or otherwise pay for the information solicited. While the Navy intends to use this information for future acquisition planning purposes, it will not release any information about your approach that might in any way compromise your competitive posture or proprietary information. The Navy will not use any information provided to level your company’s approach relative to another competitor. Proprietary data MUST be marked PROPRIETARY on a page-by-page basis and will be kept confidential and protected where so designated. The Navy will not be liable for or suffer any consequential damages for any proprietary information not properly identified. Proprietary information will be safeguarded in accordance with the applicable Navy regulations. Responses to this RFI will not be returned. Respondents will not be notified of the result of the review.
Failure to respond to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future associated RFP/RFQ that may be issued. Any comments provided may or may not be included in a formal solicitation. Information provided in no way binds the Navy to solicit or award a contract. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the beta.sam.gov. It is the potential vendor’s responsibility to monitor this site for the release.

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