Department of the Navy
Naval Air Systems Command
Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Pax River
Castrol AN157 Gear Oil
Bernardino Cortez, Purchasing Agent, Phone 301-757-6530, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Solicitation N00421-16-T-0229 is issued as intent to sole source. The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis, and to solicit and negotiate the proposed purchase order on a sole source basis with EASTMAN AVIATION SOLUTIONS, under the authority implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR Part 13.106-1(b). The requirement is to procure Castrol AN157, 9cSt Helicopter Gear Oil also known as HALO 157 under Navy designation for testing purposes. The oil formulation (chemical composition) of Halo 157 is specified and required for flight testing in a CH-53E Interim Flight Clearance (Navy Message 162001Z Nov 15 from COMNAVAIRSYSCOM Patuxent River MD). The intention of the flight testing is to evaluate the performance of Halo 157 in place of the currently-used DOD-PRF-85734 helicopter transmission oil. Eastman Aviation is the only known source that can supply the Castrol AN157. This is 100% match only! Utilizing a product other than Halo 157 would require conducting new research, testing, compatibility, certifications, etc. at a significant cost to the government, which is unrecoverable in this small procurement.
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