MK84 Conical Fin Assembly

The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Rock Island, on behalf of the Project Director for Joint Bombs, is issuing a sources sought announcement in effort to identify capable sources for the production and delivery of the MK84 Conical Fin Assembly for the Fiscal Years (FY) 23-27. The U.S Government's interest would be approximately 400-500 per year.

The U.S. Government’s anticipated requirements include the following item:

MK84 Conical Fin Assembly – NSN: 1325-00-009-5573; P/N: 1380529

Item Description: This requirement supports the United States Air Force and the United States Navy bombing missions. The MK 84 MOD 0 Fin Assembly is approximately 49.09 inches long, a fin span of 25.31 inches and weighs approximately 114 pounds. The MK84 and subassemblies are fabricated from steel alloys, cut, formed, machined, assembled, and welded to drawing requirements.

Critical Process/Skills: Specialized skills required are welding (to include, but not limited to, AWS D17.1 Class A and B welds, and AWS D17.2 resistance welds), heat treating, machining, and metal forming. For different stages of the manufacturing process, special inspection and test equipment is required to ensure that the final products comply with USG requirements. The Contractor will be required to successfully complete First Article Acceptance, Preproduction, and Lot Acceptance tests on the MK 84 MOD 0 Fin Assemblies. The MK 84 MOD 0 Fin Assembly is procured to a USG Technical Data Package (TDP).

RESPONSES: Interested companies who consider themselves capable of manufacturing the MK84 Conical Fin Assemblies are invited to indicate its interest by providing the U.S. Government with the following information:

1. Provide a brief summary of the company's capabilities (a description of the personnel experience, quality system, and past/current relevant manufacturing experience and processes), and its availability. If a respondent does not have adequate resources (facilities, technical, manufacturing, personnel, etc.) available, then it should demonstrate its ability to obtain those resources without significant delay. Any potential key subcontractors should also be addressed, by indicating which key components or processes would be subcontracted and provide a brief summary of potential key component and/or process subcontractors. Current major manufacturing processes and associated critical skill and equipment should also be provided.

2. Respondents should also include information about its facilities (size, age, condition, location and historical uses) and equipment (age, condition, efficiency and tooling).

3. Interested companies should provide any minimum production requirements and any production limitations; to include whether the U.S. Government's planned quantities as stated within this announcement meet or exceed minimum production requirements. Respondents should also note any significant lead times with equipment or materials associated with production of the MK84 Conical Fin Assemblies. Respondents are requested to identify whether the MK84 Conical Fin Assemblies can be tested, produced, and delivered concurrently, or whether consecutive schedules are requested based upon current capabilities.

4. Respondents are requested to provide a Rough Order Magnitude (ROM) price for FY23-27 in accordance with the estimated quantities listed above. Respondents are also encouraged to provide a ROM on associated FAT(s).

The NAICS code for this item is 332993, Ammunition (except Small Arms) Manufacturing, with a size standard of 1,500 employees. Please indicate your business size and socio-economic status in your response. Also be sure to provide the company name, address, point of contact, phone number, e-mail address, DUNS number, and CAGE Code. Contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract resulting from a planned solicitation for these items. Contractors may obtain information on SAM registration by visiting: https://www.SAM.gov.

Technical Data Packages: The Technical Data Packages (TDPs) associated with the MK84 Conical Fin Assemblies are classified as Distribution D, limited distribution. The TDPs contain technical data whose export is restricted by the arms export control act, (Title 22, U.S.C., SEC 2751 ET SEQ.) or the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended titled, 50 U.S.C. APP 2240, ET SEQ. Violations of these export laws are subject to severe criminal penalties. Disseminate IAW provision of DOD Directive 5230.25. Interested vendors must be registered with the U.S./Canada Joint Certification Program (JCP) to gain access to the TDPs (see www.dlis.dla.mil/jcp/ for instruction and information). Access to the TDP will only be granted to those individuals who are listed as the Data Custodian (block 3) on the DD Form 2345, Military Critical Technical Data Requirement, which was required to be registered within the JCP. The Data Custodian is the sole representative identified to receive export controlled TDPs and drawings. Each individual requiring access to the drawings must first have a Sam.gov account prior to accessing the controlled documents. To obtain the TDPs for this Sources Sought, interested vendors must request explicit access through the "attachments/links" tab in Sam.gov under this posting.

This sources sought announcement is for information and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a Request for Proposal or as an obligation on the part of the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this sources sought announcement or otherwise pay for information solicited. Industry responses to this sources sought will not represent binding offers, and the U.S. Government cannot accept an industry response to form a binding contract. The U.S. Government intends to use any information submitted in response to this request to develop an acquisition strategy for future requirements of this item. The U.S. Government will hold all information submitted in a confidential status.

For additional information regarding this announcement, please contact the Contract Specialist via email at brandon.m.garnica.civ@mail.mil.

Industry responses are requested electronically no later than 01 November 2021 in order to be considered in the development of the acquisition strategy for these items. Send all responses to Mr. Brandon Garnica at brandon.m.garnica.civ@mail.mil and Ms. Bridget Kramer at Bridget.L.Kramer.civ@mail.mil.  All responses to this sources sought announcement should reference in the subject: Sources Sought Response for MK84 Conical Fin Assemblies.