Sources Sought: The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS), National Reconditioning Center (NRC) intends to send out for evaluation and repair services the following equipment: 20 each Encoder, PN: 20890-1, Model 1625H-14NB, ASN: R400-2A1A1A2A1. The intended acquisition is for repair services to furnish labor and material to place in like new operating condition and good appearance to meet the original manufacturer’s specifications and/or tolerances in drawing no. 14636-5017 of the equipment listed above. After evaluation and repair, if the equipment does not meet these conditions, it will be returned to the vendor for rework at no additional cost to the government. This requirement requires proprietary parts to complete the repairs. The intended acquisition is for evaluation and repair services for which the Government intends to acquire from one source under the authority of 13.106-1(b), Soliciting from a Single Source. The only known source is Ruhle Companies, Inc., Valhalla, NY who bought the proprietary rights to the parts for the Encoders from the original equipment manufacturer when they went out of business. This is not a request for proposals and there is no solicitation available at this time. The Government reserves the right to solicit bids based on receipt of affirmative responses to this notice or issue a purchase order to Ruhle Companies, Inc. whichever is determined to be more advantageous to the Government, without further notice. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement for this requirement and future repairs. In order to be considered, firms must furnish detailed information concerning their capability to repair the equipment and be able to provide the exact evaluation and repair service described herein using OEM parts. This acquisition is being processed under the procedures of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Interested firms should submit its name, address, point of contact, telephone number and a brief statement regarding its capability to evaluate and repair the specified equipment. Also include the name, telephone number and point of contact for businesses or other Government agency to which it has previously evaluated and repaired the items using OEM parts. Firms must respond to this announcement within five (5) calendar day of its publication. All responses must be in writing and may be mailed to the National Reconditioning Center, ATTN: William Roberts, 14200 Merritt Rd, Grandview, Missouri 64030 or sent to the email address email@example.com. All responsible sources may submit a quote which will be considered by the Agency. The quote shall include the repair cost for each piece of equipment, return shipping, if applicable, and estimated delivery schedule. The NAICS code for this requirement is 811219. All contractors doing business with the Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. For information and to register, please access the following website: http://www.sam.gov/. In order to register with the SAM, offerors must have a Dun & Bradstreet number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or by phone at (800) 333-0505.
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