This Sources Sought Notice (SSN)/ Request for Information (RFI) is for planning and information purposes only and shall not be construed as a commitment or a promise of a contract by the Government. This is not a solicitation. This notice does not constitute an Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for Quote (RFQ) or Request for Proposal (RFP), nor does it restrict the Government as to the ultimate acquisition approach. The Government will not reimburse respondents for any costs incurred in preparation of a response to this notice. For the purpose of this acquisition, the NAICS code is 484230, SpecializedFreight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long Distance and the small business sizestandard is $27.5M.
Information received in response to this notice will be used to further define the government's requirement and determine if two(2) or more capable small businesses respond with information sufficient to support a small business set-aside. We encourage all interested large and small businesses capable of satisfying the requirement in full to identify their capabilities in meeting the requirement.
Information received as a result of this RFI will be used solely for market research purposes. The Government shall use this market research in determining the best method of procurement, which is part of theacquisition planning process. This RFI is for information purposes only and no award will result from the RFI. This RFI shall be open from December 11, 2018 through January 2, 2019. All responses are due not later than 5:00 PM CST, January2, 2019. All responses shall be limited to email correspondence and limited to 10 pages, single spaced in Times New Roman 11 pt. font.
RESPONSE TO THIS RFI: In order to be considered responsive to this RFI, please provide a concise capability brief that includes:
1. Name of the firm, point of contact, phone number, email address, DUNS number, CAGE code, a statement regarding small businessstatus (SDB, 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, WOSB, etc.) and the corresponding NAICS code.
2. Information in sufficient detail regarding previous experience (indicate whether as a prime contractor or subcontractor) on similar requirements (include size, scope, complexity, timeframe, government or commercial).
The narrative shall draw direct correlations andrelate directly to the requirement described herein, and shall directly demonstrate the interested contractor's capabilities to perform the effort herein through the examples of past experience provided. Failure to provide the information as requested by the due date will result in the Government's continuance of the acquisition planning phase, without giving consideration to the capabilities of the contractors who do not respond timely.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. ONLY RESPONSES VIA EMAIL SHALL BE ACCEPTED.