W50S8Y-20-Q-5019 – Sources Sought – Grappler Police Bumper Vehicle-Borne Vehicle Immobilization Device

Sep 10, 2020 | Sources Sought

THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE. This notice is for planning purposes only and does not obligate the government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any contractor responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently appropriate. Any contractor responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the government to determine the contractor’s qualification sot perform work. Respondents are advised that the government is under no obligation to acknowledge the receipt of the information received or to provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After review of the responses received, a pre-solicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation.

Project Name:  Grappler Police Bumper Vehicle-Borne Vehicle Immobilization Device (GBP)

Brief Description:  The GPB is a non-lethal method to arrest fleeing vehicles. It is designed to allow Security Forces (SFS) personnel to safely bring a fleeing vehicle to a stop, without placing officers in the path of the suspect vehicle, and with more control and less risk than a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) maneuver.

The GPB attaches to the frame of an SFS vehicle in similar fashion to a push bumper or grill guard. Upon activation of a switch from inside the vehicle, the device lowers an arresting net attached to the SFS vehicle via a releasable tether. The pursuing officer will then contact the rear-most driver’s side tire of a fleeing vehicle with the lowered net. The net is designed to entangle and seize the wheel of the target vehicle, while the pursuing SFS vehicle applies brakes. The tether is designed to allow the SFS vehicle to pull the fleeing vehicle to a controlled stop, despite efforts of continued flight or evasion by the suspect. The tether may be released from the SFS vehicle at any time, should the need arise.

NAICS: 336390

Interested firms are to complete pages 1-2 of the Sources Sought Information Request Form and return it via e- mail to andrea.smothers@us.af.mil no later than 1000 Pacific Standard Time on 14 September 2020.

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