REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)

Plural Component High Flow Paint Dispense System

(Tracking #L1WA28)

CAUTION:

This market survey is being conducted to identify potential sources that may possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience to meet the requirements for qualification and production of a turnkey Plural Component High Flow Paint Dispense System (PCPDS) for 1) MIL-PRF-85285 topcoat and 2) MIL-PRF-23377 or MIL-PRF-32239 primer.  These systems shall conform to current MXDE Corrosion Control equipment standards to ensure compatibility and be approved by WR-ALC 402 AMXG/MXDE Corrosion Control prior to Government acceptance.  The PCPDS system(s) shall have the ability to dispense a 2-component (2K/ Base + Catalyst) paint/primer on ratio at a high flow rate (10gpm) into mobile paint carts.

The level of security clearance and amount of foreign participation in this requirement has not been determined. Contractors/institutions responding to this market research are placed 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, nor for any participation in the Robins AFB site visit portion of the market research discussed in page 5 below.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Below is a document containing a description of the PCPDS requirement and a Contractor Capability Survey, which allows you to provide your company’s capability. NOTE: See attached Purchase Description.
  1. If, after reviewing these documents, you desire to participate in the market research, you should provide documentation that supports your company’s capability in meeting these requirements.  Failure to provide documentation may result in the government being unable to adequately assess your capabilities.  If you lack sufficient experience in a particular area, please provide details explaining how you would overcome the lack of experience/capabilities in order to perform that portion of the requirement (i.e., teaming, subcontracting, etc.)
    1. Identify any areas of work that your organization believes should be broken out exclusively for Small Business.
  1. Both large and small businesses are encouraged to participate in this Market Research. Joint ventures or teaming arrangements are encouraged.
  1. Questions relative to this market survey should be addressed to the points of contact listed on page 3 below.

 

Plural Component High Flow Paint Dispense System

PURPOSE/DESCRIPTION

The 402nd AMXG at Robins AFB, GA, has a requirement for the contractor to provide all parts, labor, equipment, tools, materials, and transportation to deliver and install a 2-Component/ Plural Component High Flow Paint Dispense System (PCPDS) for 1) MIL-PRF-85285 topcoat and 2) MIL-PRF-23377 or MIL-PRF-32239 primer.  These systems shall conform to current WR-ALC/ 402AMXG/ MXDE Corrosion Control equipment standards to ensure compatibility and be approved by MXDE Corrosion Control prior to Government acceptance.

See attached Purchase Description for further details. (Note: CDRL forms referenced in the PD will be provided at the time of formal solicitation.)

CONTRACTOR CAPABILITY SURVEY

 

Plural Component High Flow Paint Dispense System

Part I.  Business Information

            Please provide the following business information for your company/institution and for any teaming or joint venture partners:

·     Company/Institute Name:

·     Address:

·     Point of Contact:

·     CAGE Code:

  • Phone Number:
  • E-mail Address:
  • Web Page URL:
  • Government Proposed North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: 333914
           Based on the Government proposed NAICS Code, state whether your company is:
  • Small Business                                               (Yes / No)
  • Woman Owned Small Business                     (Yes / No)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business                      (Yes / No)
  • 8(a) Certified                                                  (Yes / No)
  • HUBZone Certified                                        (Yes / No)
  • Veteran Owned Small Business                     (Yes / No)
  • Service Disabled Veteran Small Business     (Yes / No)
    ·     System for Award Management (SAM)             (Yes / No)
    ·     A statement as to whether your company is domestically or foreign owned (if foreign, please indicate the country of ownership).
     
    Responses must be received no later than close of business April 12, 2021. Responses must be sent electronically via DoD SAFE (https://safe.apps.mil/) to the following recipients:
     
  • Laura Faith (laura.faith@us.af.mil)
  • Leighton “Todd” Lavender (leighton.lavender@us.af.mil)

Technical questions relative to this market research should be addressed to the project engineer, Leighton “Todd” Lavender, leighton.lavender@us.af.mil/ (478) 222-8086.

Part II. Capability Survey Questions

  1. General Capability Questions:
     
  1. Describe briefly the capabilities of your facility and nature of the goods and/or services you provide.  Include a description of your staff composition and management structure.
     
  2. Describe your company’s capability to provide the requested systems. Please include a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimate.
     
  3. Describe your company's capabilities and experience in generating technical data, engineering drawings and manuals.  Identify what software programs are utilized to generate these data products and what formats are available for delivered items.
     
  4. What is your company’s current manufacturing lead time for this particular type of requirement?  Provide information on any facility reserves you may possess to increase capacity in the event of an immediate need do to critical operational mission requirements.
     
  5. What quality assurance processes and test qualification practices does your company employ?  Provide a description of your quality program (ISO 9001, AS9100, etc.).
    1. Provide a detailed quality plan implementing AS9100 (or equivalent).
       
  1. Commerciality Questions:
     
  1. Is there established catalog or market prices for our requirement?
     
  2. If you offer this product and/or service to both U.S. Government and commercial sources, is the same workforce used for both the U.S. Government and general public?
  1. Is our requirement offered to both under similar terms and conditions?  Briefly describe any differences.
     
  2. Describe your standard warranty and return process for goods and services furnished to the government for items similar in nature to this requirement.  
     
  1. Manufacturing Questions
     
  1. Describe your capabilities and experience in manufacturing with regard to the requirements of this effort.
     
  2. Describe your capabilities and experience in developing/modifying manufacturing procedures.  Include associated upgrade of technical orders and preparation of new technical orders.
     
  3. Demonstrate your ability and experience in the manufacture of the same or similar components, which are currently utilized in the commercial or military environment by providing the following information on the same or similar items:
  1. Contract Number
  2. Procuring Agency
  3. Contract Value
  4. Number of assets shipped
     
  1. Provide your commercial manual(s) or Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP) and your rights to these manuals and or ATP used in the manufacture and functional check of these or similar assets for Government Engineer review.
     
  2. Describe your capabilities and experience in test, evaluation, and repair processes/procedures with regard to manufacturing items.
     
  3. Describe your configuration management processes and how you identify and resolve parts obsolescence and diminishing manufacturing sources problems?
     
  4. Discuss your process for addressing any fit, form, and or function issues that may arise out of the requirements of this effort.
     
  5. Describe your process for maintaining inventory records and reporting on hand/work-in-process balance and manufacturing status to your customer.
     
  6. Include a detailed listing of facilities and equipment, including quantities, required to satisfy the requirements of this effort. Provide an outline of the proposed process, including inspections. State the type of test procedures are anticipated for this effort.
     
  7. State any technology insertion ideas for the item that would be suitable for this effort.