Sep 24, 2020 | Sources Sought


DISCLAIMER: This Sources Sought Notice is for informational purposes only. A sources sought is a means of conducting market research to seek possible sources for a project, and to determine if a set-aside of a type is appropriate. The sources sought process is not restricted to small businesses.  In many cases, large businesses should also respond with capability statements, as this will provide a clearer understanding of the current market.  Based on the information received in response to this notice, the Government may change the initial acquisition strategy.

This Sources Sought Notice does not constitute a solicitation and shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government.   Responses in any form are not quotes, offers or proposals.  The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement.  Funds are not available to pay for preparation of responses to this announcement.  Any information submitted by respondents to this technical description is strictly voluntary.      

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is issuing this Sources Sought Notice to determine if other companies are capable of manufacturing, or legitimately obtaining the items listed and included as Attachment 1 to this announce.  DLA intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1.  Items are sole source to Woodward, Inc. (CAGE 66503) with AAR Supply Chain, Inc. DBA AAR Defense Systems & Logistics (CAGE 1Y249) as the sole exclusive distributor and only known source of supply. The Government intends to award a sole source, long-term contract to AAR Supply Chain, Inc. DBA AAR Defense Systems & Logistics.

Interested and responsible sources who consider themselves qualified to manufacture, or legitimately obtain the items listed under Attachment 1 are invited to submit a response to this Sources Sought by October 8, 2020

Responses must include the name and address of the company, CAGE code, business size status, point of contact name, title, phone, and email.  Responses should also include a capability statement demonstrating the company’s ability to meet this requirement and include documentation demonstrating adequate financial resources, satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics, experience, accounting and operational controls, technical skills, management resources and facilities, or the ability to obtain them.

Submit responses to  Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged.  Feedback or evaluations will not be provided to sources regarding their submission.  A determination not to compete this requirement based upon responses to this notice is solely at the discretion of the Government. 

If your company desires to be reviewed and qualified as an “Approved Source” for this item, submit an application package through the Source Approval Request (SAR) Program as outlined in the JACG SAM HB document.  A SAR package contains all of the technical data needed to demonstrate that the prospective contractor can competently manufacture the product to the same level of quality, or better, than the required item.  The onus is on the contractor to document and demonstrate their product is equal to, or better, than the currently approved item, which DLA Aviation is procuring.

If there is an open solicitation for a LSN/NSN which you want to submit a SAR, please submit the SAR directly to the buyer noted on the solicitation.

If you are submitting a SAR for a LSN/NSN with no open solicitation, please send it to the DLA SAR Program Office address below:

DLA Aviation SAR Program Office

Attn: DLA AVN-DU (SAR Program Manager)

8000 Jefferson Davis Highway

Richmond, VA 23297-5100

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