SOURCES SOUGHT

Date: November 18, 2021

Subject: Sources Sought Synopsis for U.S. Army West Point Short Sleeve Women’s Over Blouse W911SD-22-R-0018

THIS IS A Sources Sought Notice ONLY.

The U.S. Government desires to procure Long and Short Sleeve Women’s Over Blouse on a small business set- aside basis, provided 2 or more qualified small businesses respond to this sources sought synopsis with information sufficient to support a set-aside.

Be advised that the U.S. Government will not be able to set aside this requirement if 2 or more small businesses do not respond with information to support the set-aside. We encourage all small businesses, in all socioeconomic categories (including, 8(a) Business Development Program, Small Disadvantage Business, Historically Underutilized Business Zone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Women-Owned Small Business concerns), to identify their capabilities in meeting the requirement at a fair market price.

This notice is issued solely for information and planning purposes – it does not constitute a Request for Quote (RFQ)/Invitation for Bid (IFB)/Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFQ, IFB or RFP in the future. This notice does not commit the U.S. Government to contract for any supply or service. Further, the U.S. Government is not seeking quotes, bids or proposals at this time and will not accept unsolicited proposals in response to this sources sought notice. The U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this notice. Submittals will not be returned to the responder. Not responding to this notice does not preclude participation in any future RFQ or IFB or RFP, if any is issued.

If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the Government wide Point of Entry. It is the responsibility of potential offers to monitor the Government wide Point of Entry for additional information pertaining to this requirement.

The anticipated NAICS code(s) is/are: 315210 Cut & Sew Apparel

A need is anticipated for Short Sleeve Women’s Over Blouse In response to this sources sought, please provide:

  1. Name of the firm, point of contact, phone number, email address, DUNS number, CAGE code, a statement regarding small business status (including small business type(s)/certifications(s) such as SDB, 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, WOSB, etc.) and the corresponding NAICS code.
  2. Identify whether your firm is interested in competing for this requirement as a prime contractor or not. Identify subcontracting, joint ventures or teaming arrangement that will be pursued, if any.
  3. Information in sufficient detail regarding previous experience (indicate whether as a prime contractor or subcontractor) on similar requirements (include size, scope, complexity, timeframe, government or commercial), pertinent certifications, etc., that will facilitate making a capability determination.

Requirements:

  • Federal Specifications See Statement of Work/SPECS
    • V-B-871 – Button, Sewing Hole and Button, Staple FEDERAL STANDARDS
    • FED-STD-4 – Glossary of Fabric Imperfections COMMERCIAL ITEM DESCRIPTIONS
    • A-A-50199 -Thread, Polyester Core, Cotton- or Polyester-Covered DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SPECIFICATIONS
    • MIL-DTL-32075- Label: For Clothing, Equipage, and Tentage (General Use) MIL-T- 43624Thread, Polyester, Spun
    • MIL-C-44296 – Cloth, Fusibles

(Copies are available online at http://assist.daps.dla.mil/quicksearch/ or from the Standardization Document Order

Desk, 700 Robbins Avenue, Building 4D, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094.)

4. Information to help determine if the requirement for Short Sleeve Women’s Over Blouse is

commercially available, including pricing information, basis for the pricing information (e.g., market pricing,

catalog pricing), delivery schedules, customary terms and conditions, warranties, etc.

5. Identify how the Army can best structure these contract requirements to facilitate competition by and among

small business concerns.

6. Identify any condition or action that may be having the effect of unnecessarily restricting competition with

respect to this acquisition. Include the subject of the acquisition, this announcement, and the MICC POC

information from the Government wide point of entry betaSAM.gov (Formally known as Federal Business

Opportunity [FBO] website) FedBizOpps notice. Provide the specific aspects that unreasonably restrict competition

and the rationale for such conclusion.

7. Recommendations to improve the approach/specifications/draft PWS/PRS to acquiring the identified

items/services.

8. Please send all responses to Sonya Van Valkenburg sonya.d.vanvalkenburg.civ@army.mil and be sure to include the Sources Sought Notice W911SD-22-R-0018 in your email subject line to prevent your reply from being deleted as SPAM.