THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE ONLY. This is not a solicitation or request for proposal and no contract or purchase order will be awarded from this notice. There is no solicitation available at this time. Military Sealift Command (MSC), Norfolk, has a requirement for a Contractor to provide material management logistics inventory management services, for ashore facilities in support of MSC as well as external MSC supported agencies and customers.  The contractor shall provide planned, continuous, temporary and emergent work to support execution of assigned missions, functions and tasks, and be prepared to provide required Logistics services in all areas of the world where the Government has requirements to perform these services.  Services may include, but not be limited to Material Receipt; Material Stowage; Special Material Stowage; Material Transportation; Material Disposal;  Special Materials, Centrally Managed Stock; Real-Time Reutilization Asset Management;  Ashore Audit and Inventory;  Customer Service; Material Handling Equipment and Warehouse Equipment; Training and Phase in and Phase out for MSC ashore locations worldwide.

MSC anticipates requiring on-site (Government office) contractor support in the following locations:  Norfolk, Virginia; Hawaii; Port Hueneme, California; San Diego, California; Charleston, South Carolina; Greece, Crete; Greece, Piraeus; Japan, Sasebo; South Korea; Singapore; Italy; Bahrain and Guam.

The Government is still determining the acquisition strategy and if this acquisition will be a small business set-aside, then FAR clause 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting, applies. Note that if there is sufficient demonstrated interest and capability among small businesses, a key factor in determining if an acquisition will be a small business set-aside is that two or more potential small business prime contractors must be capable of performing at least 50% of the effort, as defined in FAR clause 52.219-14. If the Government determines that a small business set-aside is appropriate and your company anticipates submitting a proposal as the prime contractor for a small business set-aside, please provide specific details and rationale as to how compliance with FAR clause 52.219-14 will be achieved, including specific details regarding teaming arrangements, and if subcontracts are to be used, provide anticipated percentage of the effort to be subcontracted and whether small or large business subcontractors will be used. Teaming and/or subcontracting arrangements should be clearly delineated and previous experience in teaming must be provided.

The anticipated period of performance is one-year base period plus four (4) one-year option periods commencing on or around 15 August 2022.

The NAICS Code is 541614: Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services.

Again, THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTE OR PROPOSAL. This is a market research tool used to determine the availability and adequacy of potential business sources prior to determining the method of acquisition and issuance of an award. The Government is not obligated to and will not pay for any information received from potential sources as a result of this notice.  Respondents will not be notified of the results and the U.S. Government is not required to answer any questions submitted in regards to this notice.  Please note the information within this notice will be updated and/or may change prior to an official synopsis/solicitation, if any.


It is requested that interested businesses submit a capabilities package demonstrating ability to provide the requested services. Submission of a capabilities package is not a prerequisite to any potential future offerings, but participation will assist the Government in tailoring the requirement to be consistent with industry.  Responses should reference the Sources Sought Notice and shall include the following information in this format:

(a) Company profile to include number of employees, office location(s), DUNS number, and CAGE Code

(b) Point of contact, telephone number, fax number, address, and email address (if available)

(c) Small business standing (i.e., large or small business, if small business, the specific category/NAICS of small business).

(d) Capability statement addressing aptitude to properly provide on-site work worldwide as required in the Performance Work Statement (PWS) in addition to any information that demonstrates the ability to meet the requirements in the PWS.

(e) Describe your ability to support the scope of the requirement listed in this notice and applicable attachments.

(f) Describe any past performance efforts with a similar scope to the proposed requirement.  Provide contract numbers, dollar value, and the period of performance for each contract referenced in the response to this sources sought notice.

(g) Provide a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM).  The ROM shall include a total price for the effort as well as the annual pricing for all required services.

Documentation of technical expertise and experience must be presented in sufficient detail for the U.S. Government to determine that your company possesses the necessary functional area expertise and experience to compete for this acquisition.  Standard company brochures will not be reviewed.  Submissions are not to exceed five (5) typewritten pages in no less than 12 font.  All technical questions and inquiries may be submitted within the response.

RESPONSES ARE DUE on Friday, 23 April 2021 by 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Responses shall be sent via email to the following address:  Questions or comments regarding this notice may be addressed to Brent Frost at the above email address or via phone at 757-443-5887.