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332313 — Plate Work Manufacturing
Contracting Office
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, AFFTC - AF Flight Test Center, 5 S WOLFE AVE, Edwards AFB, CA, 93524-1185
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Response Due
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Point of Contact
Tom Shea, Contract Specialist, Phone 661-277-9522, - Deanna Wright, Contract Negotiator, Phone 661-277-9522,
E-Mail Address
thomas.shea@edwards.af.mil, deanna.wright@edwards.af.mil
DESCRIPTION: The Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC), Edwards AFB intends to award a, Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) contract, under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items and FAR 13, Simplified Acquisition. The NAICS code is 332313. Part numbers specified are desired items, suitable substitutes will be accepted, and evaluated technically, based on needs and equivalency to the requirements of requesting activity, Air Force Research Laboratory. The following items will be procured: A new research wind tunnel will be purchased this year by the Air Force (AF) at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) and installed at the California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona or CPP) campus in Pomona, California. The facility will be a weather-proof outdoors-type wind tunnel installed on an existing concrete slab. In addition to satisfying the requirements below, please also include with your proposal this spreadsheet for technical review: http://www.csupomona.edu/~aro/wt/CPPRWTspecs8-4-05a.xls A drawing of a concept wind tunnel at the site, with the preferred layout and flow direction, can be viewed by going to http://www.csupomona.edu/~aro/wt/. Photographs of the wind tunnel site, including a 360-degree video of the site are found at http://www.csupomona.edu/~aro/wt/ The wind tunnel, designed to AF specifications, will be manufactured at the company?s designated location and installed at the Cal Poly Pomona designated site. Please notify the technical and contractual points of contact to schedule a time for any inquires. The project shall be completed by no later than April 26, 2006. The specifications of this desired acquisition is as follows. CLIN 0001 RESEARCH WIND TUNNEL SIZE: Test Section width: 40 inches, height: 28 inches, length: 78 inches / Overall length: 53 feet or less, width: 23 feet or less / height: 10 feet or less / centerline height 5 feet TUNNEL TYPE: Closed circuit tunnel with single return CAPABILITIES: q (dynamic pressure): 0 to 90 pounds per square foot / Tunnel air velocity: 0 to 275 feet per second (clear test section) / Test section static pressure: atmospheric with a ?breather? downstream of the test section/ Test section temperature: ambient +/- 10 degrees F AIRFLOW QUALITY (Test Section): Flow uniformity: +/- 0.7% variation from average velocity or less / Turbulence: 0.1% turbulence intensity or less / Flow angularity: +/-0.5 degree variation or less in pitch and yaw (clear test section) / Static Pressure Variation: minimized along length of test section / Flow transients: none WIND TUNNEL INSTRUMENTATION: Static pressure tap rings (minimum of 4 taps per ring) located in the plenum (nozzle entrance) and entrance to test section for q determination and one more at the downstream end of the test section. POWER SECTION: Fan: High efficiency, low turbulence / Motor: Electric, variable-speed, efficient, low maintenance CONSTRUCTION: Steel construction, flanged sections / Windowed test section (3/4 inch SAR Plexiglas or equivalent with abrasion resistant coating and an aluminum frame, full length, 2 sides and ceiling) / Removable test section floor to facilitate modifications. Flanges to accommodated sealing of the control room around test section. SAFETY FEATURES: Interlocks on all access doors / Metal safety screen downstream from test section to catch debris (ahead of first turning vane set) ACCESS REQUIREMENTS: Test section (both sides) for model installation. Drive section for maintenance and servicing. Screen and honeycomb section for cleaning. Access provided to all circuits to facilitate inspection and debris removal. OTHER SPECIFICATIONS: The wind tunnel should be level and anchored to the slab, with maximum deviation between adjacent sections of 1/8 inch. The elevation of the wind tunnel should be set so that the centerline of the test section is 5 feet up from the control room floor to facilitate user access into the test section. NOISE LEVEL: Noise generated by the wind tunnel shall be less than 75 dBA at a distance of 35 feet from the drive section of the tunnel and 45 degree side elevation, ie, move 25 feet perpendicular to flow away from the drive section and then move up 25 feet. Noise level inside the control room shall be less than 96 dBA. The contractor shall provide documentation of the noise level at 275 ft/sec. COOLING: A chilled water radiator inside the wind tunnel, located between turns 3 and 4 for cooling of the air (provide maximum heat load, water system maximum GPM and pressure loss) or pass chilled water through hollow turning vanes at turns 3 and 4 (or if necessary, all four sets of hollow turning vanes). CONTROLS: Manual and computer operation, single operator / Keyed power on/off switch and speed setting knob for fully variable speed / Time counter to track motor usage / Remote pushbutton kill switch (at test section) to shut down fan motor WARRANTY: Contractor shall provide a written warranty on all workmanship, material, and equipment for the first 1000 hours of wind tunnel operation or 2 years from the agreed-upon date of completion (whichever is shorter). In addition to satisfying CLIN 0001, the Principal Statement of Work (SOW) and an Optional SOW are shown below. The Principal SOW includes all tasks that are required. The Optional SOW represents enhancements to the Principal SOW and will be authorized by the AF pending budgetary considerations. Contractors are asked to provide bids (including cost and schedule) for the Principal Statement of Work presented below. Contractors may also bid on some or all of the items in the Optional Statement of Work and are requested to break out the cost and show schedule impact of each of these items separately. Contractors shall provide a list of the available AF or CPP-owned parts that they will be requesting to use within the statement of work. (These parts are discussed in the statements of work below.) Bids should be submitted to the AF Procurement Office no later than two weeks after receipt of this request for bid. PRINCIPLE STATEMENT OF WORK The contractor shall design and manufacture a research wind tunnel to AF specifications. In addition to providing a wind tunnel that meets the specifications of CLIN 0001 above, please also tailor your quote to specifically address CLINs 0002-0006 below. If there is no cost associated with the inclusion of the CLINs below from CLIN 0001, please note that in your proposal. The contractor shall provide updates on project status throughout the duration of the period of performance of the acquisition effort and shall allow AF representatives to visit the contractor at any time to review the design and/or inspect the wind tunnel during its manufacture. CLIN 0002 DESIGN DRAWINGS AND REVIEW The contractor shall provide an overall conceptual engineering design of a research wind tunnel to meet the specifications given in the attached Research Wind Tunnel Specifications. The selected contractor shall provide a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) to the AF. Following the PDR, and with AF approval, the contractor shall proceed and complete the design that includes all construction details and notes on drawings. Upon successful completion of the PDR, the contractor shall submit final engineering drawings to the AF for approval and authorization to proceed (ATP). The design must comply with all applicable codes, State Codes, City Ordinances, Factory Mutual Insurance Company requirements, and all agencies having jurisdiction over this job. Any required permits are the responsibility of the contractor. CLIN 0003 AS-BUILT FABRICATION DRAWINGS AND INSPECTION Upon completion of the wind tunnel fabrication, the contractor shall provide as-built drawings. Bidders shall specify whether an operational checkout at the manufacturing site will be performed. The contractor shall also provide a written summary of the operational checkout of the wind tunnel (if performed). The AF or a designated representative will perform a buyoff inspection at the contractor?s location prior to shipping. On AF approval, the contractor shall package and ship the wind tunnel to the installation site in Pomona, California. The contractor shall provide two complete sets of documentation describing the operation and maintenance of the wind tunnel and all support equipment. The contractor shall provide calibration data to correlate control panel speed setting to test section air velocity for clear test section. The contractor shall provide printed engineering drawings, 2-D and 3-D in AutoCAD, of the as-built wind tunnel facility on E-size drawings (28 inches x 40 inches) and electronic drawing files on a CD-ROM. Electronic drawing files shall be provided in both PDF format as well as AutoCAD or IGES format. CLIN 0004 DELIVERY OF WINDTUNNEL The contractor shall deliver the wind tunnel to the installation site at Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA. CLIN 0005 INSTALLATION OF WINDTUNNEL The contractor shall install a Northrop Grumman (NG)-designed model support system onto the new wind tunnel. The model support system, shown at http://www.csupomona.edu/~aro/wt/ , will be constructed under a separate contract and provided to the wind tunnel contractor for installation. The contractor shall mount the model support hardware below the test section. This system includes a strut that extends up into the test section for mounting test models. It provides pitch and yaw control of the model. An Interface Control Drawing (ICD) is provided at http://www.csupomona.edu/~aro/wt/. It shows the model support hardware installation under the wind tunnel test section. A NG-designed slotted turntable (45 inch diameter, 1/4 inch thick aluminum disk) will be installed into a circular cutout in the floor of the new test section, flush with the tunnel?s floor surface. The disk turns with the support system for yaw control. The strut extends through the slotted disk and pivots to give pitch control. The support system must be positioned and leveled (with respect to the tunnel centerline when installed) so that the center of rotation of the support system coincides with the center of the test section. The contractor shall install a base to locate the support system vertically. The base will be attached to the floor below the test section and the support system will be mounted on top of three adjustable leveling feet. Dimensions of the base are approximately 38 inches wide by 55 inches long by 12 inches high. (The height of the base is dependent upon the distance from the floor to the test section centerline.) An existing base design is available from NG and will be modified and constructed by another vendor and supplied to the wind tunnel vendor for installation under the test section. CLIN 0006 QUALITY ASSURANCE AND TRAINING SESSION The contractor shall perform functional tests of the new wind tunnel to verify that all specifications are met and make all adjustments or corrections, as required to achieve operation and test section airflow quality within the specification. Any negative deviation from the specifications must be approved by the AF. To verify the flow quality, the contractor shall perform a detailed calibration of the airflow in the test section of the installed wind tunnel. This would include two-dimensional mappings (every 2 inches in the y and z directions normal to the flow direction) of flow velocity, flow angularity in pitch and yaw, and turbulence intensity at 3 (streamwise) stations along the test section: the center of the test section and two other longitudinal stations +/-20 inches from the first. The contractor shall provide a training session for the AF and CPP personnel. Topics include facility operation, maintenance, servicing, precautions, etc. OPTIONAL STATEMENT OF WORK The contractor shall design and manufacture a research wind tunnel to AF specifications. In addition to providing a proposal that meets the specifications of CLIN 0001-0006 above, please also consider tailoring your proposal to specifically address CLINs 0007-0013 below (all optional). If there is no additional cost from CLINs 0001-0006 associated with the inclusion of the CLINs below, please note that in your proposal. CLIN 0007 HEAT EXCHANGER AND WATER TANK The contractor shall purchase and install a heat exchanger/water tank to provide cooling for the wind tunnel flow using chilled water from an existing chilled water line adjacent to the wind tunnel site. The contractor shall size the system to maintain wind tunnel flow temperature at ambient +/- 5 degrees F. Local ambient temperatures range from 50 to 105 degrees F. It is anticipated that, without cooling, flow temperature will rise by 25 degrees F above ambient during a typical one-hour run. The contractor shall install the heat exchanger/water tank at an AF approved location near the wind tunnel, make all required hookups (electrical, water, etc.), check out operation and obtain all of the required permits. CLIN 0008 IMPROVED FLOW QUALITY Improve flow quality in the test section from those specified in above (Research Wind tunnel Specification) FLOW UNIFORMITY: +/- 0.25% variation from average velocity or less TURBULENCE: 0.07% turbulence intensity or less FLOW ANGULARITY: +/- 0.1 degree variation or less in pitch and yaw (clear test section) To achieve this improved flow quality, it is recommended that Items (a) and (b) below be considered: a. The contractor shall add two additional screens after the honeycomb and before the contraction cone to improve flow uniformity in the test section. b. The contractor shall add corner fillets to all four corners of the test section, with proper fairings upstream and downstream of the test section, to improve flow quality in the test section. Fillets are to be such as to account for growth of the boundary layers on the walls of the test section. Therefore, the test section walls shall be parallel, in pairs. CLIN 0009 LIGHT INSTALLATION IN SECTION FILLETS The contractor shall install lights in the test section fillets, 4 places, to improve lighting in the test section. CLIN 0010 NOISE REDUCTION EQUIPMENT The contractor shall provide and install noise reduction equipment (acoustic silencers) inside the wind tunnel to reduce the level of wind tunnel noise. The contractor shall specify the noise level reduction provided by the silencers (dBA) at 275 ft/sec. CLIN 0011 WINDTUNNEL AUTOMATIC CONTROLS The contractor shall provide automatic controls of wind tunnel parameters including dynamic pressure (q), temperature, model pitch, and model yaw. Analog voltages will be available from the model support system for pitch and yaw. The AF will provide the needed programming in LabVIEW. CLIN 0012 3-D TRAVERSING MECHANISM The contractor shall provide a motorized 3-D traversing mechanism that will be mounted inside and at the downstream end of the test section and allow for flow measurements throughout most of the test section (for example the detailed calibration of the test section flow, as described in CLIN 0006 in above). CLIN 0013 COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS ANALYSIS The contractor shall provide computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of the flow in the test section and tunnel circuit. ----- Please formulate your bid to the specified CLIN structure above, in CLINs 0001 ? 0006 and CLINs 0007 ? 0013 (optional). Project completion date by 26-Apr-2006 is firm. Contractors interested in this requirement should submit a complete technical package and quote, which provides clear and convincing evidence that they can meet the Government?s requirement. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in far subpart 12.6-streamlined procedures for evaluation and solicitation for commercial items-as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued. This solicitation is a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 01-15. ***The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 332313. All interested offerors may submit a quote. This shall be a Firm Fixed price contract. The specifications are listing by CLINs in the description above. Delivery will be to California Polytechnic University, Pomona. The following government provisions and clauses apply: Provision FAR 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference. This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors?Commercial Items (addendum to paragraph (h): a single award will be made; FAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation--Commercial Items, the following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: (1) Technically acceptable and (2) Price - Award will be made to the lowest cost, technically acceptable responsible offeror; FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Offerors must include a completed copy of the provision with the offer via the ORCA website. Instructions for completing this requirement can be found by going to website http://orca.bpn.gov/ and http://orca.bpn.gov/help.aspx. In order to register via ORCA, vendor must also have an active DUNS Code (Dunn and Bradstreet - http://www.dnb.com/us/), be actively registered in the Central Contracting Registration (CCR - https://www.bpn.gov/CCR/scripts/index.html) system, and obtain a Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN - http://www.ccr.gov/mpin.asp). Offerors shall provide the information required in the clause; FAR clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items; clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders--Commercial Items, include the following clauses incorporated by reference: FAR 52.222-19 ? Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies, FAR52.222-21- Prohibition of Segregated Facilities, FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity, 52.222-35, Affirmative Action for Special Disabled and Vietnam Era Veterans; 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Handicapped Workers; 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans and Veterans of the Vietnam Era); and clause 52.232-33 Mandatory information for electronic funds transfer payment technically acceptable offer; FAR 52.211-6 Brand name of equal. Offerors quoting on equals must provide descriptive literature to the extent necessary to allow the Government to determine the technical acceptability of the equal item. The following DFARs clauses apply to this acquisition: 252.212 7001, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items. Additional information: For permit and construction inquires that your business might have, please contact the Cal Poly Pomona Program Manager/Facilities and Planning focal point Richard Campos, rscampos@csupomona.edu, 909-869-5256, fax 909-869-2292, alternate Ray Morrison, rcmorrison@csupomona.edu, 909-869-4993. Technical point of contact for technical questions: Sean Kenny, 661-275-5468, sean.kenny@edwards.af.mil. Contractual point of contact is: Tom Shea, 661-277-9522 fax 661-275-7882. Send all offers via fax by close of business 23-Aug-2005. Email all inquires to thomas.shea@edwards.af.mil. Additional information can be obtained from Technical and University point of contact by request. FEDBIZOPS web site: http://www.eps.gov/.
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Address: 5 South Wolfe Ave, Edwards AFB CA
Zip Code: 93524
Country: USA
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