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16 -- 2nd generation Koch female parachute releases

Notice Date
Notice Type
Sources Sought
Contracting Office
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, HSW - 311 Human Systems Wing, 311th HSW/PK 8150 Aeromedical Road, Brooks AFB, TX, 78235-5123
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Steve Kelly, Contracting Officer, Phone 536-2265, Fax 536-4563, - Norma Kreutzkamp, Contracting Officer, Phone 210-536-4919, Fax 210-536-4563,
E-Mail Address
steve.kelly@brooks.af.mil, norma.kreutzkamp@brooks.af.mil
This is a Sources Sought Synopsis (SSS), to ascertain the availability and identity of Contractors capable of manufacturing the 2nd generation Koch female parachute release assembly, as stated later in this text. As a result of this synopsis, it is anticipated that, a follow-on Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Firm Fixed Price Contract may be issued. Be advised that this is not a RFP and in no way obligates the Government or ensures award of any resultant award of any contract. In short, the Government will not compensate any interested party, firm, or individual that may choose to provide a response to this SSS. The United States Air Force, Air Force Material Command, 311th Human Systems Wing, Brooks AFB, TX, in the long term, intends to procure 2nd generation Koch female parachute releases for ACES II aircraft ejection seats. NSN is 1670-01-464-1940MH. Part Number is 990010-1. Items are applicable to F-16, B-1B, and B-2 Aircraft. Original Mfr is H. Koch & Sons Co., Anaheim, CA. The estimated procurement quantity is 441 ea. Stock List Price (SLP) of each female parachute release assembly is $608.01. Should a contract be issued, the ultimate awardee shall manufacture the 2nd generation, female parachute release to correctly integrate and operate with the 2nd generation, male parachute release assembly in accordance with H. Koch & Sons proprietary drawing 980100-1 and performance specification E97037. Government tooling, facilities, and labor are not available. Contractor shall furnish all plant facilities, labor, equipment, special tools, test equipment, and materials. Inspection shall be IAW with FAR 52.246-2 (Standard Inspection) at Contractor?s facility (source). Complexity/Criticality of the items to be repaired and overhauled has been determined to be Complex, Critical, and Peculiar. Contractor shall comply with MIL-STD 130. Unless urgency dictates otherwise, all items will be shipped to FB 2065/Robbins AFB, Ga. FMS items will be shipped to domestic ?address in the clear? for subsequent shipment to the FMS country. Data in accordance with a Contract Data Requirements List (CDRLS) will apply. Frequency will be IAW G009 electronics report requirements. Formal responses to this SSS should be limited to one page and should detail the experience, capabilities, and rights to proprietary drawings, as briefly outlined above, to the Government. All responses should be by e-mail and sent to stephen.kelly@brooks.af.mil. Point of Contract (POC) is Steve Kelly, 311 HSW/YASK, 7980 Lindbergh Landing, Brooks City-Base, TX 78235, (210) 536-2265. This notice will stay open for 14 days from posting. Any response received after this 45-day window will not be utilized to ascertain industry capability for this effort, but will not, in and of itself, preclude participation on any follow-on RFP, and subsequent award evaluation.
Place of Performance
Zip Code: 92807
SN00314248-W 20030501/030429213456 (fbodaily.com)
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