FBO Notice Date 03/16/18
BIDS Reference Number 929
Document Type: Combined Synopsis
Maintenance, Repair & Rebuilding Of Equipment

Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG), Commanding Officer, USCG Aviation Logistics Center, 27909-5001

J -- Repair Bond Assembly SOL 7Z03818QJ0000102 DUE 032318 POC Michelle R. Monds, Phone 2523345024, Email Michelle.R.Monds@uscg.mil - AmyDonahue, Purchasing Agent, Phone (252) 335-6642, Email amy.n.donahue@uscg.milThis is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6 and part 13, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number 70Z03818QJ0000102 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular2005-97, effective 24 January 2018 .

The applicable North American Industry Classification Standard Code is 488190. The small business size standard is $32.5 million. This is an unrestricted requirement. All responsible sources may submit a quotation which shall be considered by the agency.

It is anticipated that a firm-fixed price purchase order will be awarded forrepair of the Bond Assembly on a sole source basis as a result of this synopsis/solicitation:. Pricing should be provided on Attachment 1 - Schedule-70Z03818QJ0000102. This item is subject to First Article Testing IAW FAR 52.209-4.

At the time of award, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) will place an order for the repair of one (1) each. The USCG may require repairs on the Bond Assembly up to a quantity of twelve (12) additional components for a maximum quantity of thirteen (13) repairs at the same price as the original order through 3/14/2019. If any additional repairs are to be ordered the contractor will be notified through the issuance of a written modification. Delivery terms for each additional order will be included on the modification.

All repairs shall be performed by an Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) Medium Range Recovery (MRR) Engineering approved repair facility.


Closing date and time for receipt of offers is 3/23/2018 at 2:00pm Eastern Standard Time. Anticipated award date is on or about 3/28/2018. E-mail quotationsare preferred and may be sent to Michelle.R.Monds@uscg.mil . Please indicate 70Z03818QJ0000102 in subject line. Quotations may also be mailed to the following address:

1664 Weeksville Road
MRR Procurement Building 79, 70Z03818QJ0000102
Attn: Michelle.R.Monds@uscg.mil
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

United States Coast Guard Ombudsman Program

It is the policy of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to issue solicitations and make contract awards in a fair and timely manner. The Ombudsman Program for Agency Protests (OPAP) was established to investigate agency protest issues and resolve them without expensive and time-consuming litigation. OPAP is an independent reviewing authority that is empowered to grant a prevailing protester essentially the same relief as the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Interested parties are encouraged to seek resolution of their concerns within the USCG as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) forum rather than filing aprotest with the GAO or some external forum. Interested parties may seek resolution of their concerns informally or opt to file a formal agency protest.

Informal Forum with the Ombudsman. Interested parties who believe that a Coast Guard procurement is unfair or otherwise defective should first direct their concerns to the applicable Contracting Officer. This can be accomplished throughinformal discussion between the interested party and the Contracting Officer. During the course of such discussions Contracting Officers shall ensure that the Chief of the Contracting Office (COCO) remains informed of all issues and developments as they occur. If the Contracting Officer is unable to satisfy the concerns of the interested party, the interested party is encouraged to contact the Coast Guard Ombudsman for Agency Protest through the Ombudsman Hotline at (202) 372-3695. Under this informal process, the agency is not required to suspend contract award or performance. Use of an informal forum does not suspend any time requirements for filing an agency protest or protest with another forum.
Interested parties should provide the following information to the Ombudsman in order to ensure a timely response: solicitation/contract number, contracting office,Contracting Officer, and solicitation closing date (if applicable).

Formal Agency Protest with the Ombudsman. Prior to submitting a formal agency protest, protesters must first use their best efforts to resolve their concerns with the Contracting Officer through open and frank discussions. If the protester's concerns are unresolved, an Independent Review is available by the Ombudsman. The protester may file a formal agency protest to either the Contracting Officer or as an alternative to that, the Ombudsman under the OPAP program. Contract award or performance will be suspended during the protest period unless contract award or performance is justified, in writing, for reasons of unusual and compelling urgency or is determined in writing to be in the best interest of the Government. The agency's goal is to resolve protests in less than 35 calendar daysfrom the date of filing. Protests shall include the information set forth in FAR 33.103(d) (2). If the protester fails to submit the required information, resolution of the protest may be delayed or the protest may be dismissed. To be timely protests must be filed within the period specified in FAR 33.103(e). Formal protests filed under the OPAP program shall be submitted electronically to OPAP@uscg.mil and the Contracting Officer or by hand delivery to the Contracting Officer.

The Ombudsman Hotline telephone number is 202.372.3695.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/USCG/USCGARSC/7Z03818QJ0000102/listing.html