REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)/SOURCES SOUGHT – A HIGH SPEED DIGITAL SYSTEM-ON-A-CHIP (SOC) AND RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) CAPABLE TEST PLATFORM
Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command | Published January 14, 2016 - Deadline January 29, 2016
N00164-16-R-GM47- REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)/SOURCES SOUGHT - A HIGH SPEED DIGITAL SYSTEM-ON-A-CHIP (SOC) AND RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) CAPABLE TEST PLATFORM FSC 6350 - NAICS 561621
Issue Date: 14 JAN 2016 - Closing Date: 29 JAN 2016 - 2:00 PM EDT
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) - The Government is issuing this RFI/sources sought announcement as part of market research for a high speed digital SOC and radio frequency (RF) capable test platform. The SOC test system shall be a replacement for an existing Advantest Verigy 93K test system. The new system must be capable of testing to specification all past components using the preexisting hardware from the old Advantest Verigy 93K Single Density system and have the additional capability of testing RF components. See attached draft specification to review the technical requirements provided as attachment 1 to this document. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division located at Naval Support Activity, Crane, IN intends to award a sole source contract to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Advantest America Inc., 3061 Zanker Road San Jose, CA 95134, (CAGE 0P925). This effort will be conducted on a sole source basis in accordance with the statutory authority 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1. The basis for restricting competition to the Advantest 93K test system is to avoid roughly $4.7M in cost duplication and prevent as much as six years unnecessary schedule impact. The Government expended considerable effort and expense to develop the current testing capabilities consisting of hardware and software development, development of test procedures, configuration management and anti-counterfeit/anti-tamper hardware and software development. The estimated cost to restore capability if a different test system is procured is projected to be roughly $4.7M higher than the proposed cost to convert capability if a new Advantest 93K test system is procured.
In accordance with Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI) 206.302-1, the Government is accepting information from companies potentially capable of meeting the requirements as described above. Companies with the capabilities and facilities to provide components that meet the Government's requirement and qualification requirements for high speed digital SOC and radio frequency (RF) capable test platforms may respond. Responses shall address how the Government can offset the estimated $4.7 million in cost duplication and the schedule delay that are anticipated to result if a new source is utilized.
Responses shall include availability, budgetary cost estimate, and lead time of the solution.
All interested parties may submit company and product literature, a white paper no longer than 5 pages, and/or other pertinent information, such as a description with performance parameters and a statement of current availability, summary of prior testing, test reports, a budgetary estimate of test articles, production units, production quantity breaks, an explanation as to why the Government should not procure this effort on a sole source basis as stated above given the significant Government investment in the existing Advantest Verigy 93K test system.
Responses to the Market Survey shall include the following:
Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
Point of Contact (POC)
Announcement Number: N00164-16-R-GM47
Please include the purpose/explanation of the response to the Market Survey, i.e. to better understand the Government requirements; to potentially become a viable source for future requirements; to take exception to the anticipated sole source as your company currently meets all of the Government requirements and can successfully offset the projected cost duplication and schedule delays. The Government may contact RFI respondents to get clarification on the information submitted.
Contractors must be properly registered in the Government System for Award Management database (SAM). Contractors may obtain information on SAM registration and annual confirmation of requirements by calling 1-866-606-8220, or via the internet at www.sam.gov.
At the current time, NO FUNDING IS AVAILABLE for contractual efforts. This RFI/sources sought does not constitute an Invitation for Bids (IFB), a Request for Quote (RFQ), or a Request for Proposal (RFP) and it should not be construed as a commitment of any kind by the government to issue a formal solicitation or ultimately award a contract. The US Government is in no way liable to pay for or reimburse any companies or entities that respond to this announcement. Any costs incurred by interested companies in response to this announcement will NOT be reimbursed.
Market Survey information may be submitted to the Point of Contact (POC) any time prior to the expiration of this announcement. The POC for this effort is Mr. Darren Devido, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-854-2894. The mailing address is:
Attention Darren Devido, Code 0221, Bldg 121
300 Highway 361, Crane, IN 47522-5001.
Responses to this RFI/sources sought may be emailed to the POC above.
If any part of the submittal is classified, please contact the POC for appropriate submission information.
All information marked as proprietary information will be safeguarded to prevent disclosures to non-government personnel and entities.