This is a Market Survey is issued in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acquisition Management System (AMS) Section to attain information, comments, and capabilities from industry in accordance with FAA Acquisition Management System (AMS) Policy that will aid in the formation of an acquisition strategy and award for the Bombardier Challenger_605-650 Aircraft Paint Contract Solicitation Requirements for the FAA Flight Program Operations (FPO).

The responses to this Market Survey will be used for informational purposes only. This is not a screening information request or request for proposal of any kind. The FAA is not seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals. The FAA will not pay for any information received or costs incurred in preparing the response to this Market Survey. Therefore any cost associated with the Market Survey submission is solely at the interested vendors’ expense.

Interested firms must be registered in the System for Award Management at (

The Government seeks to award a single Firm-Fixed-Priced contract for the below mentioned aircraft each. At this time the nature of the competition has not been determined.  The FAA may decide to do a full and open competition or set aside for small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or other eligible socially and economically disadvantaged businesses that are certified by the SBA for participation in the SBA's 8(a) Program. The expected contract is estimated for four (4) performance years with a one-year (or two-year) basic wherein the remaining years would be options. There is also a contemplation for a six (6) months option to extend.

Relevant North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for this effort are: 488190; Aircraft maintenance and repair services (except factory conversion, factory overhaul, factory rebuilding) with a size standard of $3, with other relevant codes of: 332812, Coating metals and metal products for the trade, and 238320, Painting and Wall Covering Contractors


The FAA Flight Program Operations Aircraft Fleet is required to operate as a Federal Aviation Regulation Part 135 Air Operator. As such, FAA Flight Program Operations must comply with the requirements dictated by these regulations. FAA’s Air Operator certificate RU3A249N requires the painting of our aircraft to be singularly accomplished by a FAA certificated Repair Station with Challenger type aircraft listed on the Operations Specification.  

Vendors shall address the following three (3) components within their submittal:

1. Company Information:

Please provide your;

– DUNS number, small business status (e.g., woman-owned, veteran-owned, etc.)

– CAGE Code

– Point of contact, to include: name, title, telephone number, business address, and email address

– Proof of SAM registration

– Size and type of services provided on previous contracts

– Number of years in business

– Capability Statement for additional information about your company not addressed in Section 2 below

2. Requirements – Please speak to your capability to perform:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Program Operations,(AJF) has a requirement to paint strip, water break clean, skin brighten, Alodine treat, prime, and paint at minimum the FAA’s four (4) Bombardier Challenger CL-605 or 650 aircraft in accordance with the Performance Work Statement (PWS). The Contractor is required to furnish all facilities, labor, supervision, materials and equipment to paint strip, water break clean, skin brighten, Alodine treat, prime and paint the aircraft.

This requirement includes but is not limited to inspection, surface finish removal, corrosion control and preservation, masking, and sanding needed during the painting process.

An Over and Above (O&A) Contract Line Item (CLIN) and will be processed in accordance with the O&A contract terms and conditions: disassembly, assembly, repair or replacement/overhaul of any items, panels, seals of areas of corrosion found during the painting process.

Additional information about your organization:

In addition to responding per the above paragraphs; the FAA requires the following be clearly addressed to include an answer to the inquiry and a brief discussion that is not limited to how, what, when, or why.

  1. Does your organization currently hold a FAA certificated Repair Station with Challenger type aircraft listed on the Operations Specification?
  2. Does your organization currently have a drug and alcohol testing program 
    1. A requirement for this effort exists in accordance with statute
  3. What is the current facility capacity capability for your organization  
  4. What is your organization's Ability to/How do you meet regulatory requirements relating to:
    1. Workspace Safety
    2. Environmental Impact
    3. Quality Assurance
    4. Programmatic and personnel changes
    5. Aircraft Security

3. Submission and Time Requirement:

Please identify your organization as an "Interested Vendor" here within All electronic responses to this Market Survey should be limited to a page count (not including cover) of 15 pages (8½x11 one-sided), 12 font (Times New Roman), with a minimum of 1-inch margins) for all information requested. The submittal is required by 2:00p.m. Central Standard TimeFriday, April 30, 2021 electronically to the Contracting Specialist using the following email address: Please include: “MARKET SURVEY RESPONSE: Bombardier Challenger Strip & Paint Effort” in the subject line of your email. Any Information provided will not be released, however, please appropriately mark PROPRIETARY on any of your documentation submitted as necessary.

Please be reminded that this Market Survey is for planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a request for proposal or as an obligation on the part of the FAA to acquire these services. The FAA will not reimburse your organization for any direct, indirect costs or other charges that arise as a result of submission(s) in response to this Market Survey and the FAA’s subsequent use of such information.