The Government is seeking parties having an interest in and the resources to support NSN 1680-00-987-0173, Tube ASSY, Oil Tank for a P-3 Aircraft. There are currently two approved sources: Transdigm (96124) part number 605300 and Lockheed Martin (98897) part number 751408-7. Technical Orders and Qualification Requirements are not available, this is a source controlled part. Potential sources shall be capable of furnishing all labor, materials, facilities and equipment required to accomplish the new manufacture of the item(s). Generally, this entails the procurement/manufacture of component parts, inspection, testing, preservation/packaging, and shipping. Additionally, potential sources may be responsible for supply chain management, logistics planning, forecasting production requirements, long-lead time parts procurement, diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortage issues, and shipping serviceable assets. The quantity is 51 each. The result of this market research will contribute to determining the method of procurement. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to this procurement is 336413.

THERE IS NO SOLICITATION AT THIS TIME. This request for capability information does not constitute a request for proposal; submission of any information in response to this market survey is purely voluntary; the Government assumes no financial responsibility for any costs incurred. The sources sought notification is NOT FOR THE CURRENT BUY, the intention is to get vendors interested in getting approved so they can compete on the NEXT buy. The Government will evaluate market information to ascertain potential market capacity to 1) provide services consistent in scope and scale with those described in this notice and otherwise anticipated; 2) secure and apply; the full range of corporate financial, human capital, and technical resources required to successfully perform similar requirements 3) implement a successful project management plan that includes: compliance with tight program schedules; cost containment;  meeting and tracking performance; hiring and retention of key personnel and risk mitigation; and 4) provide services under a performance based service acquisition contract.

BASED ON THE RESPONSES TO THIS SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE/MARKET RESEARCH, THIS REQUIREMENT MAY BE SET-ASIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES OR PROCURED THROUGH FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION, and multiple awards MAY be made. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, and no feedback or evaluations will be provided to companies regarding their submissions.

Interested parties who consider themselves qualified to perform the above-listed services are invited to submit a response to this Sources Sought Notice by January 24, 2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time. All responses under this Sources Sought Notice must be emailed to Jennifer Williams (jennifer.williams@dla.mil). If you have any questions concerning this opportunity please contact: Jennifer Williams via email at jennifer.williams@dla.mil.