Lightweight Optical Plate
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published July 7, 2015 - Deadline July 17, 2015
The Air Force Test Center, Installation Operational Contracting Division, Eglin AFB, Florida intends to solicit and award a firm-fixed price contract for one (1) Lightweight Optical Plate. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, Streamlined Procedures as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
This is Request for Quotation numbered FA2823-15-Q-0010. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 333314 with a Size Standard of 500 employees. Please identify your business size in your response based upon this standard.
In accordance with the FAR Subpart 13.106-1(a)(2) offerors are notified that the award will be made to the offer that provides the best value to the government after consideration of technical, price, and delivery aspects of the offer.
CLIN 0001: Lightweight Optical Plate Qty: 1 EA
Minimum Technical Requirements: (refer to Technical Specifications Document for a Lightweight Optical Plate (dated 17 June 2015) for full details of requirement.
•· Dimensions. Plate dimensions are nominally 84" x 44" (length x width)
•· Thickness. Plate thickness shall not be less than 0.85 inches nor greater than 1.5 inches with a goal of 1 inch.
•· Weight. The plate shall not exceed 100 pounds with a goal of less than 75 pounds.
•· Mechanical Properties. In general and if not stated otherwise, mechanical properties shall be comparable to a 1" thick 6061-T6 aluminum plate of the same length and width.
•· Threaded ¼-20UNC 2B bolt holes/inserts. ¼-20UNCH 2B bolt holes on a 1" x 1" grid are required on the entire top surface and on a 2" x 2" grid on portions of the bottom surface of the plate.
•· FMS Attachment. The plate will be attached to the flight motion simulator with 3/8" 82 degree flat head machine screws torqued to 30-35ft-lbs.
•· Large Optical Mount Cutout and Bolt Pattern. A large optic will be mounted with 3/8-16UNC 2B bolts. This optic also requires a cutout in the plate to ensure non-interfere with the clear aperture.
•· Water Resistance. The plate is required to have minimal water absorption with a goal of no absorption (non-hygroscopic). The plate's dimensional and mechanical characteristics shall not be affected by any absorbed water.
•· Chemical Resistance. Proposals shall indicate any chemical sensitivity of the plate materials. As a goal, the plate should be chemically inert and not absorb or be affected by hydraulic fluids, typical electronic and electrical component cleaning sprays, spray dusters, or chemicals normally used to clean optics, including water, alcohol, ammonia, and acetone.
•· Out-gassing. The plate shall not out-gas products that would damage sensitive electronics, optics, or optical coatings.
•· Resistivity and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD). The plate shall be designed to mitigate buildup of static electricity and electrostatic discharge.
In accordance with, FAR 52.212-1(b)(4), offerors are reminded that as a minimum, offers must show a technical description of the items being offered in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation. This may include product literature, or other documents, if necessary.
Quoted price should include FOB Destination and be valid through 31 July 2015. Required delivery date is no later than 45 days ARO. Expedited delivery schedules accepted and encouraged. Delivery address: Eglin AFB, Florida 32542.
The following provisions and clauses are incorporated in this notice and are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82 effective 7 May 2015, DFAR DPN 20150420, and AFFAR AFAC 2015-0406. The following provisions and clauses are applicable:
•· FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management (P);
•· FAR 52.204-13, System for Award Management Maintenance (C);
•· FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial
•· FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications:
Offerors are reminded that an offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certificates electronically via http://www.acquisition.gov . If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the System for Award Management (SAM) website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (o) of this provision.
•· FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items
•· FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders -
The following clauses cited within this clause are applicable:
•Ø FAR 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards
•Ø FAR 52.209-6, Protecting the Governments Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment
•Ø FAR 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside;
•Ø FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting
•Ø FAR 52.219-28, Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation;
•Ø FAR 52.222-3, Convict Labor;
•Ø FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation With Authorities and Remedies;
•Ø FAR 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities;
•Ø FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity;
•Ø FAR 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers With Disabilities;
•Ø FAR 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons
•Ø FAR 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving;
•Ø FAR 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases;
•Ø FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - Central Contractor Registration;
•· FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors
•· FAR 52.247-34, F.O.B Destination
•· FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/;
•· DFARS 252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials
•· DFARS 252.203-7002, Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights
•· DFARS 252.203-7005 Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials
•· DFARS 252.204-7003, Control of Government Personnel Work Product
•· DFARS 252.204-7004 Alt A, System for Award Management (52.204-7) Alt A
•· DFARS 252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information
•· DFARS 252.204-7015 Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors
•· DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Identification and Valuation
•· DFARS 252.223-7008 Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium
•· DFARS 252.225-7001- Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program;
•· DFARS 252.225-7002, Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors
•· DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests;
•· DFARS 252.232-7006 Wide Area WorkFlow Payment Instructions
•· DFARS 252.232-7010, Levies on Contract Payments
•· DFARS 252.243-7002 Requests for Equitable Adjustment
•· DFARS 252.244-7000 Subcontracts for Commercial Items
•· DFARS 252.247-7023, Transportation of Supplies by Sea
•· AFFARS 5352.201-9101, Ombudsman (C):
(a) An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the party to another official who can resolve the concern.
(b) Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any other processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMB Circular A-76 competition performance decisions).
(c) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, the interested party may contact the ombudsman, Todd M. Copeland, AFTC/CV, 1 South Rosamond Blvd, Edwards AFB, CA 93524-3784, telephone number (661) 277-2810, facsimile number (661) 277-7593. Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the Center/MAJCOM/DRU/AFISRA ombudsman level, may be brought by the interested party for further consideration to the Air Force ombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) (Contracting), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (571) 256-2395, facsimile number (571) 256-2431.
(d) The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision that binds the agency.
(e) Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer. (End of Clause);
•· AFFARS 5352.223-9000, Elimination of Use of Class I Ozone Depleting Substances (C);
Incorporated by full text:
•· DFARS 252.209-7999, Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law (DEVIATION 2012-O0004)
(a) In accordance with sections 8124 and 8125 of Division A of the
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012, (Pub. L. 112-74) none of the funds made available by that Act may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that-
(1) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has
Considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.
(2) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.
(b) The Offeror represents that-
(1) It is [ ___ ] is not [ ] a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority
Responsible for collecting the tax liability,
(2) It is [ ___ ] is not [ ___ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months.
(End of provision)
Please provide a response to clause DFARS 252.209-7999 with your quotation.
To view the provisions and clauses in full text, visit the web site http://farsite.hill.af.mil
Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) invoicing instructions will be incorporated in the contract document at award.
Vendors must be registered in System for Award Management (www.sam.gov) before award can be made. All responses must be received no later than 09:00 A.M., Central Standard Time on 17 July 2015. Send all packages via email to Juliet Hall at email@example.com. For questions, contact Juliet Hall at 850.882.2789 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Technical Specifications Document for a Lightweight Optical Plate (dated 17 June 2015)