W56JSR19D002316SEP2020 – Sources Sought – Repair Services – Heads Up Display (HUD)

Sep 17, 2020 | Sources Sought

The Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG), on behalf of the Enterprise Soldier Aviation (ESA), intends to repair these Part NSNs: 5895-01-577-5425 (ISDC, with Part number: MB503A-00); 5895—01-589-3638 (Night Flat Panel); 5895-01-589-3636 (Day Flat panel), Display Unit: ( NSN: 7025-01-362-0980); Converter Signal Data: (NSN: 5895-01-459-3050); Converter Signal Data: (NSN: 5895-01-459-3051); Circuit Card Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7465); Circuit Card Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7481); Circuit Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7470;  and Transformer, Power: (NSN: 5950-01-370-4022)  to support the weapon systems. This is a Sources Sought/Request for Information for the potential requirement described below.

Requirements Description:

 

This is a market survey to locate potential sources of repair of AN/AVS-7 (10) B with NSN: 5895-01-577-5425, HUD assemblies and subassemblies (flat panel, NSN: 5895-01-589-3636 and NSN: 5895-01-589-3636); Display Unit: ( NSN: 7025-01-362-0980); Converter Signal Data: (NSN: 5895-01-459-3050); Converter Signal Data: (NSN: 5895-01-459-3051); Circuit Card Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7465); Circuit Card Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7481); Circuit Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7470;  and Transformer, Power: (NSN: 5950-01-370-4022). The HUD facilitates helicopter pilots to use the Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging System (ANVIS) goggles during flight operations. The HUD supplies critical operational information to the pilot superimposed over the ANVIS image. The HUD diminishes the requirement for the pilot and co-pilot to look at the flight instruments, thus allowing them to concentrate on scanning outside of the cockpit.

The Government does not possess the technical data package (TDP), detailed drawings and performance specifications for these items. This is not a developmental effort. Current designs have been approved by Product Manager – Air Warrior (PM- Air Warrior). Alternate designs must be approved by PM-Air Warrior.

The following additional NAICS apply: 336413

The Government requires the following NSNs:

  •  Improved Signal Data Converter;  (NSN: 5895-01-577-5425)
  •  Day Flat Panel; (NSN: 5895-01-589-3636)
  •  Night Flat Panel; (NSN: 5895-01-589-3638)
  •  Display Unit; ( NSN: 7025-01-362-0980)
  •  Converter Signal Data; (NSN: 5895-01-459-3050)
  •  Converter Signal Data; (NSN: 5895-01-459-3051)
  •  Circuit Card Assembly; (NSN: 5998-01-470-7465)
  •  Circuit Card Assembly; (NSN: 5998-01-470-7481)
  •  Circuit Assembly; (NSN: 5998-01-470-7470) 
  •  Transformer, Power; (NSN: 5950-01-370-4022)
     

Military Night and Day Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging System (ANVIS) are considered defense unique technology due to the high quality and performance requirements and are covered by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and export contol regulations.

Requested Response Information:

Sources that can manufacture and deliver the AN/AVS-7(10) B with NSN: 5895-01-577-5425, HUD assemblies and subassemblies (flat panels, NSN: 5895-01-589-3636 and NSN: 5895-01-589-3636); Display Unit: ( NSN: 7025-01-362-0980); Converter Signal Data: (NSN: 5895-01-459-3050); Converter Signal Data: (NSN: 5895-01-459-3051); Circuit Card Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7465); Circuit Card Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7481); Circuit Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7470;  and Transformer, Power: (NSN: 5950-01-370-4022) are requested to submit information to show their capability to repair or supply the AN/AVS-7(10) B HUD Assemblies and Subassemblies System. At a minimum, information submitted should include but is not limited to the following types of documentation: Questionnaire information on previous Government and commercial contracts, and data rights.

In your response, please include your company name, CAGE code, and a technical point of contract with email address and telephone number.

Notice, Response Due Date, and Points of Contact:

 

This is NOT a Request for Quote or Proposal. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this SSA or reimburse any costs associated with the preparation of responses to this SSA. This Sources sought announcement (SSA) is for planning and market research purposes only, and shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government. The information gathered from this announcement will be used to determine if responsible sources exist, and to assist in determining if this effort can be competitive and/or set aside for Small Business.  Furthermore, the Government will use the information, in part, to determine the best acquisition strategy for a potential procurement action and/or to assist in making acquisition strategy decisions in the future.

All SSA responses should be emailed to the Technical and Competition Advocate Points of Contact at the email addresses listed below. No phone inquiries will be accepted, either as a response to this action or for information requests.  All requests for information must be submitted via email to the Technical Point of Contact.

1. Provide a brief summary of the company and its core competencies.

2. Please provide the following Point of Contact information on all responses:

Company:

Address:

Point of Contact:

Phone Number:

Fax Numbers:

Email Address:

CAGE Code:

DUNS Number:

3. Describe your Company’s past performance in the repairing and/or supplying of AN/AVS-7 (10) B with NSN: 5895-01-577-5425, HUD assemblies and subassemblies (flat panel, NSN: 5895-01-589-3636 and NSN: 5895-01-589-3636); Display Unit: ( NSN: 7025-01-362-0980); Converter Signal Data: (NSN: 5895-01-459-3050); Converter Signal Data: (NSN: 5895-01-459-3051); Circuit Card Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7465); Circuit Card Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7481); Circuit Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7470;  and Transformer, Power: (NSN: 5950-01-370-4022) system in the past. Provide Contract Number, Point of Contact (POC), e-mail address, phone number, and a brief description of your direct support of the effort.

4. Describe the qualifications of your engineering staff, who have experience in the design and repairing of application similar in complexity and technology to AN/AVS-7 (10) B with NSN: 5895-01-577-5425, HUD assemblies and subassemblies (flat panel, NSN: 5895-01-589-3636 and NSN: 5895-01-589-3636); Display Unit: ( NSN: 7025-01-362-0980); Converter Signal Data: (NSN: 5895-01-459-3050); Converter Signal Data: (NSN: 5895-01-459-3051); Circuit Card Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7465); Circuit Card Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7481); Circuit Assembly: (NSN: 5998-01-470-7470;  and Transformer, Power: (NSN: 5950-01-370-4022) system.

5. Describe your company’s experience in managing obsolescence issues.

6. Does your company maintain a Program and Assessment Tool to monitor and analyze the availability of components to allow clear and precise tracking of all obsolescence issues?  If so, please elaborate on the Program and Assessment tool(s).

7. Describe your company’s experience in identifying the alternatives for the unavailability of obsolete materials or components to mitigate obsolescence issues.

8. Discuss your company’s capability in meeting US Government delivery requirements for this specific product.9.

9. Is your company interested in providing a long term, short term, and contractual solution?  Regarding contractual quantity/year types, what does your company invision?  (Example; fixed quantity, repairing, IDIQ, Option quantities, or years)?  Explain

  1. Do you have product(s) or keep products in stock? What is your repairing capacity per month for each HUD component stated above? Any limitations in capacity?

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