FBO Notice Date 02/20/18
BIDS Reference Number 179
Document Type: Sources Sought
Vehicular Equipment Components

Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps, MARCORSYSCOM, 22134

25 -- Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Final Drive Assembly SOL M67854-18-R-0028 DUE 030718 POC Shari D. Chandler, Phone 703-784-2835, Email shari.chandler@usmc.mil - Alicia Sims, Contract Officer, Phone 703-784-4116, Email alicia.sims@usmc.milRFI Number: M67854-18-R-0028
Notice Type: Sources Sought
Date: 20 February 2018

Description: Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Final Drive Assembly Sources Sought
NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS. THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE ONLY. This Request for Information (RFI) is for planning and informational purposes only and shall NOT be considered as a Request for Proposal (RFP) or as an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services. The Government will NOT be responsible for any costs incurred in responding to this RFI or furnishing the requested information. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of a contractor's submission of responses to this RFI or theGovernment's use of such information. The Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any contractor's input resulting from this RFI. No contract will be awarded from this announcement. Pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 15.201(e), responses to this RFI are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract.

1. Purpose
Program Manager, Advanced Amphibious Assault (PM AAA), Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, VA, is conducting market research in accordance with FARPart 10, to determine the availability of qualified, experienced and interestedpotential sources.

PM AAA is seeking interested sources capable of providing Final Drive Assemblies in accordance with the drawing for Part Number 7010045 for the AAV Reliability, Availability, Maintainability/Rebuild to Standard (RAM/RS) program. Interested vendors should contact Ms. Shari Chandler by email at shari.chandler@usmc.mil for a copy of the required drawing. All request must include the following information: company name; company address; company business size; Commercial Activity Government Entity (CAGE) code, and POC name, phone number, and e-mail address. A total of 82 Final Drive Assembly Kits are required by 28 February 2019 in accordance with the lot sizes and sched
ule described below. The Government requires a vendor that can meet or exceed the required timeframe to support an expedited AAV RAM/RS FMS case.

2. Background
PM AAA is responsible the procurement of AAV RAM/RS vehicles for multiple foreign customers on various FMS cases. PM AAA requires these Final Drive Assemblies to support the build of these vehicles and meet the needs of our customers.

3. Submission Instructions and Format
Interested Prime Vendors are invited to respond to this Sources Sought Notice by providing the following information:

a. Name and address of applicant/company (Corporate/Principal Office);

b. Name, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of point of contact;

c. CAGE Code and DUNS Number; and

d. Statement of capabilities in response to the questions below:
•Describe briefly the capabilities of your company and the nature of the goods and/or services you provide. Include a description of your staff composition and management structure. If including partners or subcontractors describe the capabilities you are expecting of them.

• Describe your company's relevant and recent past experience on projects similar in complexity to this requirement (manufacturing AAV Final Drive Assemblies Part Number 7010045). Include contract numbers, a brief description of the work performed, period of performance, agency/organization supported, and individual point of contact (contracting officer or program manager) as well as information on problems encountered on the identified contracts and your corrective actions.

• Present an overview delivery schedule, including any external dependencies (such as specific Government Furnished Property and/or Government Furnished Information) which would meet the following delivery schedule;
Lot 1: 29Jun 2018 (16 units of Part Number 7010045 Final Drive Assembly)
Lot 2: 31 Aug 2018 (14 units of Part Number 7010045 Final Drive Assembly)
Lot 3: 31 Oct 2018 (20 units of Part Number 7010045 Final Drive Assembly)
Lot 4: 28 Dec 2018 (22 units of Part Number 7010045 Final Drive Assembly)
Lot 5: 28 Feb2019 (10 units of Part Number 7010045 Final Drive Assembly)

4. Responses
Please do not submit proposals at this time. The Government is only seeking sources/information for market research to determine the availability of qualified, experienced, and interested potential sources. Please be advised that any proprietary information must be marked as such on a page-by-page basis. The Government will not assume that any of the information provided by a respondent is proprietary unless it is visibly marked on a page-by-page basis.Moreover, the Government does not assume any duty to contact a respondent and inquire whether any unmarked information submitted in response to this RFI is proprietary. All responses shall also reference RFI #: M67854-18-R-0028. Availability of any formal solicitation will be announced separately. Submittals will not be returned to the sender. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation.

Complete responses are requested no later than 1400 EST7 March 2018. Responses shall be submitted electronically via e-mail to the Contracting Officer at alicia.sims@usmc.mil and the Contract Specialist at shari.chandler@usmc.mil. Submissions shall be single-spaced, 8.5 x 11 paper, 1 inch margin, and no smaller than 12 point type, and submitted in Microsoft Office compatible format or searchable (non-scanned) PDF compatible format.

5. Questions
Questions regarding this announcement shall be submitted only in written format by e-mail to the Contracting Officer, alicia.sims@usmc.mil and Contract Specialist, shari.chandler@usmc.mil. Verbal questions will NOT be accepted. Questions shall NOT contain proprietary or classified information.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/USMC/Contracts_Office_CTQ8/M67854-18-R-0028/listing.html