Contracting Office Address:

United States Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Logistics Center (ALC)

Engineering Services Division (ESD) Procurement Building 78

1664 Weeksville Road

Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Description

This is a sources sought synopsis only, not a solicitation announcement.  This is NOT a request for proposals or quotes and in no way obligates the Government to award any contract.  The USCG is conducting market research to seek sources that can provide a High Cut Night Vision Device (NVD) Mount Helmet to be used by Fixed Wing pilots and aircrew during fixed wing operations with a solution that can fit over a bulky aviation headset while performing their aircrew duties.

The USCG requires a responsible company that can provide a High Cut NVD Mount Helmet. This helmet would be used to mount and provide correct tilt alignment with the ANVIS-9 NVG’s that can fit over the David Clarke H10-76XL, H-78C/AIC, H-157A/AIC, BOSE A10, and A20 headsets.  The proposed solution helmet is to wear the headset under the helmet.

The USCG is seeking a High Cut NVD Mount Helmet that meets the requirements outlined in Attachment (1).

Responses

Responses to this notice should include company name, address, telephone number, and point of contact (POC).  Please respond to the following questions:

  1. Describe your product’s specifications and how it is capable of performing the required tasks.
  2. Indicate the weight and dimensions of the product.
  3. Describe what changes you would need to make in your product to meet our desired needs as per attachment (1).
  4. Please indicate an estimate of how long of a lead-time would your company will need to facilitate the development of your submission to meet our needs.
  5. Is your business a large or small business?
  6. If small, does your firm qualify as a small, emergent business, or a small, disadvantaged business?
  7. If disadvantaged, specify under which disadvantaged group and is your firm certified under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act?
  8. Is your firm a certified “hub zone” firm?
  9. Is your firm a woman-owned or operated business?
  10. Is your firm a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned?
  11. Is your product listed on a GSA schedule?
  12. Do you have other government agencies using the product, and if so which agencies, POC’s and contract numbers?
  13. If possible, any POC’s for civilian users for general usage of product questions. 

After the review of the responses to this sources sought announcement, and if the USCG still plans to proceed with the acquisition, a solicitation announcement will be published on the Federal Business Opportunity website.  Responses to this sources sought synopsis are not adequate response to any future solicitation announcement.  All interested offerors will have to respond to the solicitation in addition to responding to this sources sought synopsis.  Responses to this sources sought synopsis are NOT a request to be added to a prospective offerors list or to receive a copy of the solicitation.

Closing date and time for receipt of response is February 22, 2021 at 4:30 Eastern Time (ET).  E-mail responses are preferred and may be sent to Christy.H.McKethan@uscg.mil.  Please indicate 70Z03821IE0000008 in the subject line. Responses may also be mailed to the following address:

USCG ALC

1664 Weeksville Road

ESD Building 78, 70Z03821IE0000008

Attn:  Christy McKethan

Elizabeth City, NC 27909