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29 -- Engine Hoisting Unit

Notice Date
Notice Type
Sources Sought
Contracting Office
Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst, Contracts Department Hwy. 547 Attn:B129-2, Lakehurst, NJ, 08733-5083
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Dina Marinelli, Contract Specialist, Phone 732-323-1906, Fax 732-323-4822, - Marybeth Kacek, Contracting Officer, Phone 732-323-2061, Fax 732-323-2359,
E-Mail Address
dina.marinelli@navy.mil, marybeth.kacek@navy.mil
The following is a Request for Information (RFI). The synopsis is for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP). Offeror may provide information on any currently available product that meets the Navy's requirements. NAVAIR Lakehurst is requesting information pertaining to the feasibility of a Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) reliable, self-propelled, internal combustion engine-powered, rough-terrain aircraft engine hoisting unit to be utilized at Navy shore-based facilities. The aircraft engine hoisting unit shall be capable of raising a 700 pound load at an outreach of 16 feet in front of the unit and a 4500 pound load at an outreach of 12 feet in front of the unit to a height of 25 feet on uneven terrain while on its tires without the aid of outriggers. The aircraft engine hoisting unit shall also be capable of precise translation of the load with the following minimums; fore and aft--a total of 40 inches, left and right--a total of 12 inches, and up and down--a total of 12 inches. The unit must be able to operate in all weather conditions and in ambient temperatures ranging from -20 to +125 degrees Fahrenheit. For the purposes of this RFI there are no size or weight restrictions other than those dictated by the need to transport this equipment to forward deployed forces via C-130 aircraft. The unit shall be capable of operating on multi-fuel types, including JP-5, JP-8 and diesel fuel. Offeror should provide available reliability and maintainability data for their units. Offeror may address ease of maneuverability and component replacement accessibility for their units. Offeror should provide commercial pamphlets, operating and maintenance manuals or any other documentation that would describe a unit that meets the above requirements. It is requested that information be submitted NO LATER THAN 24 March 2003 to Mr. Anthony Verzella, Naval Air Warfare Center AD Lakehurst, Hwy 547, Building 562-1, Lakehurst, NJ 08733, who also may be reached at (732) 323-1511 or anthony.verzella@navy.mil. Respondents are notified that a formal solicitation MAY NOT necessarily result from the RFI. Any comments provided may or may not be included in a formal solicitation. The Government will not pay for any information received in response to this RFI nor will the Government compensate any respondent for any costs incurred in developing the information provided to the Government. The Government will not release any information marked with Proprietary legend, received in response to this RFI, to any firms, agencies, or individuals outside the Government without written permission in accordance with the legend.
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