Ground Handling Cradle
(B-1B/AFE/AFR/PACAF/ACC/AFMC and ANG)
The Government is conducting market research to identify potential sources that may possess
the expertise, capabilities, and experience to meet the requirements for design, qualification
and production of the Ground Handling Cradle NSN: 1730-01-166-1127RN, P/N L396C2002.
The level of security clearance and amount of foreign participation in this requirement has not
This item will be Acquisition Method Code 1G, meaning the Government has rights to the
technical data, the data package is complete, and there are no technical data, engineering, tooling
or manufacturing restrictions.
Samples of the test set are not available for potential developers/suppliers to evaluate.
Contractor shall furnish all material, support equipment, tools, test equipment, and services with
the exception of one 3000E trailer which will be provided by government. The contractor is
responsible for providing, maintaining, and calibrating all support equipment required at their
facility or a subcontractor's facility. Contractor furnished material or parts used for replacement
shall equal or exceed the quality of the original material or parts.
Contractors/Institutions responding to this market research areplaced on notice that participation
in this survey may not ensure participation in future solicitations or contract awards. The
Government will not reimburse participants for any expenses associated with their participation
in this survey.
FAR 52.215-3 -- Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes
Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes (Oct 1997)
(a) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this solicitation or to
otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as
provided in subsection 31.205-18, Bid and proposal costs, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
(b) Although "proposal" and "offeror" are used in this Request for Information, your response
will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal.
(c) This solicitation is issued for the purpose of the ground handling cradle used to transport,
handle, and store engines for B-1B aircraft.CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/WRALC/FA853318RCRDL/listing.html