Sources Sought For Gulfstream GIII Aircraft for Maintenance and Inspection

General Description

NASA LaRC is hereby soliciting information for potential sources to provide maintenance and inspection of a Gulfstream GIII aircraft. The estimated general scope and high-level specification of the deliverables are outlined below.

                                                          Scope of Work

NASA requires specific maintenance inspections to be completed.  NASA will deliver the aircraft for repair within 15 days of contract award.  An itemized list of all Gulfstream Computerized Maintenance Program (CMP) Codes is provided under the Work Requirements section of this SOW and shall be completed for the base effort. During completion of the maintenance items listed below (Line Item 1), if additional repairs are needed, the Contractor shall only perform the effort in accordance with Line Item 2 below.

NASA LaRC representative has authority to conduct a pre-award Site Visit/Survey at the vendor`s facility to ensure compliance with industry standards if needed as determined by the Government.  Otherwise, verification of required programs will be validated upon delivery of aircraft. 

Work Requirements – Line item 1

1. During the period of performance, the Government shall have access to the Vendor`s maintenance facilities and the Government-provided aircraft for on-site inspections and oversight of work being performed.  On-site oversight is a requirement of NASA Policies NPR 7900.3D and NPR 8735.2B. The requirement of Government oversight is provided in addition to, not as a substitute for, the vendor’s organization’s responsibilities relating to inspection, quality control, and quality assurance. 

2. The vendor shall have a documented Tool Control Program.

3. The vendor shall have a documented Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Program.

4. The work described in this SOW must be completed In Accordance With (IAW) the current manufacturer`s applicable technical data/publication and the Vendor`s repair station approved processes.

5. The vendor shall provide the LaRC POC with weekly progress updates to include: discrepancies found, completed inspections, schedule adjustments, and part requirements. This report can be verbal or delivered electronically in contractor format.

6. The vendor shall comply with the following Gulfstream CMP Codes, Gulfstream Customer Bulletins (CB), and Airworthiness Directives (AD):

CMP Code Inspection

237498 Cockpit Voice Recorder System – Flight Test

264035 APU Overheat Switch – Trip Point Check

277560 Ground Spoiler System – Operational Test

324266 MLG Sequencing Bungee (Left) – Lubrication

324267 MLG Sequencing Bungee (right) – Lubrication

324289 Nose Landing Gear Bungee – Lubrication

532010 Entrance Compartment Behind Panel – Inspection

532030 Cabin Compartment Above Floor – Inspection

533030 Tail Compartment Above Floor – Inspection

534020 Mid Fuselage/Wing Fillet Interior – Inspection

534030 Aft Fuselage Interior – Inspection

534040 Tailcone Interior – Inspection

534050 Cockpit Compartment Above Floor – Inspection

534060 Cockpit Compartment Below Floor – Inspection

534070 Cockpit Compartment Below Pedestal – Inspection

534080 Entrance Compartment Shelf – Inspection

535010 Entrance Compartment Below Floor – Inspection

535040 Aft Cabin Compartment Below Floor – Inspection

535050 Baggage Compartment Above Floor – Inspection

535060 Baggage Compartment Behind Panel – Inspection

535070 Baggage Compartment Below Floor – Inspection

535080 Tail Compartment Below Floor – Inspection

536581 Shear Clips Aft Fuselage – Inspection

572510 Wing Tank Interior (Left) – Inspection

572515 Wing Tank Interior (Right) – Inspection

572530 Lower Wing Planks BL 0 – 19 (Left) – Xray/NDT Insp

572530 Lower Wing Planks BL 0 – 19 (Left) – Xray/NDT Insp

572535 Lower Wing Planks BL 0 – 19 (Right) – Xray/NDT Insp

572535 Lower Wing Planks BL 0 – 19 (Right) – Xray/NDT Insp

762025 Engine Controls – Operational Test #2

781075 Thrust Reverser QTA Hush Kit "C" Check (Left) 24 Months/ 1000 Landings

781076 Thrust Reverser QTA Hush Kit "C" Check (Right) 24 Months/ 1000 Landings

361260 APU "Y" Duct Inspection

279010 Aileron Hinge Fitting (LT) – Inspection

279015 Aileron Hinge Fitting (RT) – Inspection

279020 Aileron Trim Tab Hinge Fitting – Inspection

279021 Aileron Trim Tab Actuator – Inspection

279025 Aileron Boost Bell Crank (Left) – Inspection

279030 Aileron Boost Bell Crank (Right) – Inspection

279035 Aileron Actuator (Left) – Inspection

279040 Aileron Actuator (Right) – Inspection

279061 Elevator Actuator – Inspection

279065 Flight Spoiler Hinge (LT Inbd) – Inspection

279070 Flight Spoiler Hinge (RT Inbd) – Inspection

279075 Flight Spoiler Hinge (LT Otbd) – Inspection

279080 Flight Spoiler Hinge (RT Otbd) – Inspection

279095 Ground Spoiler/Hinge (Left) – Inspection (aircraft with 6 panel speed brakes).

279096 Ground Spoiler / Hinge (Left) – Inspection (Aircraft Having 6 Panel Speed Brakes)

279510 Flight Spoiler Actuator (Left) – Inspection

279515 Flight Spoiler Actuator (Right) – Inspection

279530 Rudder/Hinge – Inspection

279535 Rudder Torque Tube – Inspection

279540 Ground Spoiler Actuator (Left) – Inspection (Aircraft Having 6 Panel Speed Brakes)

279545 Ground Spoiler Actuator (Left) – Inspection (Aircraft Having 6 Panel Speed Brakes)

279550 Rudder Actuator & FWD Attach Fitting – Inspection

279554 Rudder Trim Tab Actuator – Inspection

539505 Below Emergency Window Corrosion (#1 LT) – Inspect

539506 Below Emergency Window Corrosion (#2 LT) – Inspect

539507 Below Emergency Window Corrosion (#1 RT) – Inspect

539508 Below Emergency Window Corrosion (#2 RT) – Inspect

573030 Left Aileron Interior – Inspection

573035 Right Aileron Interior – Inspection

575050 Wing Sponson Rib (Left) – Inspection

575055 Wing Sponson Rib (Right) – Inspection

314039 FDR Locator Beacon (DK100) – Operational Test

263038 Portable Halon Fire Ext. (Cockpit) – Weight Check

263040 Portable Halon Fire Extinguisher (Fwd Cabin) – Wt Ck

263045 Portable Halon Fire Extinguisher (Aft Cabin) – Wt Ck

279055 Elevator Trim Tab Hinge Fittings (Left) – Inspection

279060 Elevator Trim Tab Hinge Fittings (Right) – Inspection

305520 Probe Heat (Angle of Attack) – Operational Test

305525 Probe Heat (Pitot) – Operational Test

305530 Probe Heat (EPR Pitot) – Operational Test

314038 FDR Underwater Locator Beacon Battery – Switch Clean

314040 FDR ULB BATTERY TEST(DK100,120)

526510 Main Entrance Door – Lubrication

526515 Baggage Door – Lubrication

515152 Vertical Stabilizer Attach Fitting – Alternative Inspection

515254 Wing – Fuselage Attachments FS 452 BL 33 (LT) – Xray

515255 Wing – Fuselage Attachments FS 452 BL 33 (RT) – Xray

539413 Antenna Interface – Inspection

539540 Fuselage Station 580 – Area NDI Inspection

575030 Wing Wedge (Left) – Inspection

575035 Wing Wedge (Right) – Inspection

279045 Elevator Hinge Fitting (Left) – Inspection

279050 Elevator Hinge Fitting (Right) – Inspection

552037 Elevator Leading Edge & Ballast Weight (LT) – Insp

552038 Elevator Leading Edge & Ballast Weight (RT) – Insp

572540 Wing Plank Fast./Radius Block (LT) – Corrosion Insp

572541 Wing Plank Fast./Radius Block (RT) – Corrosion Insp

353520 MASK/REG, CREWMEMBER (SCOTT)

262071 Engine / APU Fire Bottle Cartridge (Right, Forward)

262076 Engine / APU Fire Bottle Cartridge (Right, Aft)

262081 Engine / APU Fire Bottle Cartridge (APU)

290140 Combined Return Outer Filter

290144 Flight Hydraulic Filters (Pressure)

290141 Flight Return Outer Filter

290146 Auxiliary Hydraulic Filter (Pressure)

290147 Auxiliary Hydraulic Filter (Return)

290142 Combined Hydraulic Filters (Pressure)

350010 Oxygen Cylinder (No. 1)

237529 CVR Underwater Locator Beacon Battery (DK120)

7. Upon completion of any CMP Task Code, CB, or AD, the vendor shall submit correctly completed associated paperwork to CMP for record updating and tracking.

8. A complete Portfolio of all maintenance accomplished shall be provided 3 business days prior to the Flight Readiness Review (FRR) (see paragraph 10 below).  The portfolio shall include: documentation of all work accomplished, CMP Task Cards, NDI reports as required, and approved FAA Form 8130-3 Airworthiness Approval Tags/Certificate of Conformance/Material Certification for all vendor acquired parts replaced, and itemized invoicing for all work accomplished beyond the original contracted work. Maintenance documentation records will, at a minimum, contain a complete description of the maintenance/repair/replacement/inspection/Non-Destructive Inspections (NDI) accomplished, the date, certification number, type of certificate held by the person or company performing the work, and technical manual and paragraph information references.

9. The vendor shall provide a representative for a Flight Readiness Review to speak on behalf of all maintenance accomplished. The review focuses on the flight operational safety aspects of a specific aircraft flight after an alternation, modification, repair, or maintenance has been accomplished. The review may be conducted via a teleconference.

10. NASA LaRC may perform a Functional Check Flight (FCF) at the vendor`s location after the completion of the maintenance flight release review, if required.  The vendor shall assist NASA LaRC personnel with aircraft preparation for FCF (as required) and departure from vendor facility.

11. The vendor shall provide electronic copies of all documents in PDF format.  

12. Deliverables

  1. Portfolio. See Item 8 above.
  2. Forms 8130-3 as required. See Item 8 above.

Specific requirements will be included in a subsequent request for quotes (RFQ).

Interested sources shall provide capabilities/product information on meeting the scope of the request and show prior experience in maintenance and inspection of a Gulfstream GIII aircraft. Please limit responses to no more than 20 pages in length. Please provide a brief outline of the company’s business sector(s) including business size (e.g. Small Business, Other Than Small Business), Primary North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code, DUNS Number or System for Award Management (SAM) registration number, if applicable. Also, please provide whether the likely products used have been sold in the commercial marketplace or only to Government entities.

This request for information is for market research and planning purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Respondents will not be notified of any results of information collected. The information provided will assist the Government in its assessment of the current market and help develop and define the request for proposal for these systems.

Please submit responses by COB November 22nd. Email responses to: jo.rolfe@nasa.gov and lakhassia.y.mccoy@nasa.gov.