W9127N20Q0076 – Sources Sought – Intent to Sole Source – Vulkan Element, Membrane, and Flywheel

Aug 14, 2020 | Sources Sought

THIS IS A SPECIAL NOTICE PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (FAR) SUBPART 5.2 “SYNOPSES OF PROPOSED CONTRACT ACTIONS”

NAICS: 333613

Estimated Delivery:  December 2020

Response Deadline:  8/28/2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Portland District (NWP) intends to negotiate/award a sole-source contract with American Vulkan Corporation (Vulkan), to purchase replacement elements, membranes, and intermediate flanges for RATO-R 31 engine couplings on Dredge Essayons. Dredge Essayons home port is in Portland, Oregon. The replacement components are:

Two (2) AG3401R034-ABS RATO-R 34 Element Assembly

Four (4) 2G34G0002M-ABS RATO-R Membrane Assembly

Four (4) 4G3475018M-ABS RATO-R Intermediate Flange

REASON FOR SOLE SOURCE ACQUISITION:

The statutory authority for this non-competitive acquisition is 10 U.S.C 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 13.106-1(b), Soliciting from a single source.

Dredge Essayons uses a proprietary engine to reduction gear and engine to dredge generator carbon fiber shaft arrangement with highly flexible couplings at each end of the shaft.  The manufacturer of the propulsion and dredge coupling and carbon fiber arrangement is Vulkan. They are the only manufacturer that can fabricate replacements

The Government intends to advertise a solicitation for this project on or around 08/28/2020.  At this time, a solicitation does not exist.  All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency.

*NO PHONE INQUIRIES, PLEASE.

CAPABILITY STATEMENT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(PLEASE REVIEW ALL BELOW)

Point of Contact name, email address and phone number, CAGE code and DUNS number (if available);

In the event that the organization is a small business, please state the category of small business, such as 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB/VOSB, Women-Owned Small Business;

The Government will evaluate the capabilities of an interested party based on their ability to manufacture and supply items equal to those listed above, and the proven reliability of those equal parts through evidence of their installation on other vessels similar to Dredge Essayons.

Send responses, labeled as “W9127N20Q0076 – Vulkan Element, Membrane, and Flywheel,” to the following:

Michael.E.Saldana@usace.army.mil

Mitchell.J.Johnson@usace.army.mil

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