Sources Sought for the F-16 High Volt/Low Volt (HV/LV) Power Supply

Request Number:  FA8251-21-R-F16HVLV

Posted Date: January 8, 2021

Response Date: February 7, 2021

NAICS Classification Code: 811219

1.  NOTICE:  This is not a solicitation but rather a Sources Sought Synopsis to determine potential sources for information and planning purposes only.

1.1  The purpose of this Sources Sought is to conduct market research to determine if responsible sources exist and to assist in determining if this effort can be competitive and/or a total Small Business Set-Aside.  This announcement is NOT a Request for Proposal (RFP) nor an Invitation for Bid (IFB), nor is it to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a formal solicitation or ultimately award a contract.  The proposed North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) Code is 811219 which has a corresponding Size standard of 1,500 employees . The Government will use this information to determine the best acquisition strategy for this procurement. The Government is interested in all small businesses to include 8(aL Service-Disabled VeteranOwned, Hubzone, and Women-Owned small business concerns. The government requests that interested parties respond to this notice if applicable and identify your small business status to the identified NAICS code. Additionally, please provide any anticipated teaming arrangements, along with a description of similar services offered to the Government and to commercial customers for the past three years. Any responses involving teaming agreements should delineate between the work that will be accomplished by the prime and the work accomplished by the teaming partners.

1.2  Responses to this Sources Sought announcement are voluntary, and therefore, the U.S. Government is not liable to pay or reimburse any contractors which respond to this announcement.  Any costs incurred by interested companies in response to this announcement are solely the responsibility of the responder.  The Government does NOT intend to contract on the basis of this request or otherwise pay for any information solicited herein and the Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any contractor’s input resulting from this RFI. 

1.3.  In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.201(e), a response to this notice is not an offer and cannot be accepted by the government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with their response. Not responding to this inquiry does not preclude participation in any future Request for Proposal (RFP), if issued.  If a solicitation is released, it will be publicized in accordance with the requirements of the FAR.

2.  PROGRAM DETAILS: The Air Force is issuing this repair sources sought announcement as part of a market research survey to determine if additional sources exist that could become qualified to repair of the HV/LV Power Supply NSN 6130-01-544-5687, Part Number 580470.   Responses to this Notice shall consist of an initial white paper (not to exceed 3 pages) describing the offeror’s capabilities with regard repairing the power supply. 

The HV/LV Power Supply is for the Wide Angle Conventional Pilots Display Unit (WAC PDU) or Diffractive Optical Holographic Pilots Display Unit (DOH PDU). The power supply provides power for the Pilots Heads Up Display for the F-16C/D aircraft.

The HV/LV Power Supply is a military specific component.  The respondent would need to be able to demonstrate the ability to repair the power supply.  The government does own repair manuals or detailed parts lists for the power supply.  Additionally, the government does not have any special test equipment available for repair.  The respondent must have or develop there own test capability.  If the offerer is able to develop or obtain the data, manuals, and tech orders from another party, they must be able to demonstrate that they have access to such resources and the legal right to use said resources to repair assets for the government.

3. INFORMATION SOUGHT: Interested organizations who feel they possess the necessary capabilities should respond by providing the Government the following information: a point of contact, address, telephone, and fax numbers, email address, duns number, cage code, and/or tax ID number, as well as size category, (large, small, small disadvantaged, etc) a brief summary of the companies capabilities, description of facilities, personnel, related repair experience, and existing safety approvals ( refer to the white paper listed above).

In addition, Provide any supporting information such as commercial literature, catalogues, manuals, etc.  If a respondent chooses to utilize the services of sub-tier vendors or subcontractors, those vendors or subcontractors must meet the criteria specified herein as well.

Responses to this Notice are due on or before February 7, 2021.  All information marked as proprietary information will be safeguarded to prevent disclosures to nongovernment personnel and entities.  Parties interested in repairing the F-16 D Model Canopy will be required to become a qualified source, in accordance with the attached Repair Qualification Requirements (RQR).

4. Please send all correspondence to the following:

Travis Stephens

Contracting Officer

801 586-5092

travis.stephens.1@us.af.mil