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J -- Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for C-26B and RC-26B Aircraft

Notice Date
Notice Type
488190 — Other Support Activities for Air Transportation
Contracting Office
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker OC-ALC - (Central Contracting), 3001 Staff Drive, Ste 1AG76A, Tinker AFB, OK, 73145-3015
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
John Groth, Contract Negotiator, Phone (405)739-4450, Fax 405-736-4155, - John Groth, Contract Negotiator, Phone (405)739-4450, Fax 405-736-4155,
E-Mail Address
john.groth@tinker.af.mil, john.groth@tinker.af.mil
The Contractor Logistics Support Group of the Aircraft Sustainment Wing (ASW/CLSG) located at Tinker AFB, OK 73145 intends to issue a solicitation for the services related to Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for the C-26B/RC-26B aircraft. The estimated dollar value of this acquisition is $180,000,000. The current contract (F34601-97-C-0032) will expire on 30 Sep 2006. The new contract is planned to be awarded on 31 Jul 2006. The transition period will 31 Jul 2006--30 Sep 2006. The contract performance period will include a base year (1 Oct 06--30 Sep 07) with six (6) one-year options that will extend the performance period through 30 Sep 2013. In addition, the new contract will include award term incentive provisions that will allow for extension of the performance period another three years through 30 Sep 2016. Large businesses considering participating in this acquisition as the prime contractor should be prepared to meet a small business subcontract goal of at least 20%. The C26B/RC-26B is a militarized version of the FAA-type certificated Fairchild SA227-DC aircraft. The aircraft is powered by twin Honeywell TPE331-12UA-701G turboprop engines. The current fleet consists of 22 aircraft, 11 Air National Guard (ANG), and 11 Army National Guard (ARNG). The aircraft are currently based at 19 CONUS and 1 OCONUS locations (see below. The ARNG (C-26B) mission is to provide time-sensitive movement of personnel and cargo, as well as limited medical evacuation. The ANG (RC-26B) aircraft have been modified as Information, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) support aircraft carrying specialized electronic equipment to provide aerial surveillance and reconnaissance for law enforcement and other Government agencies. The aircraft Main Operating Base (MOB) locations for the ANG are: Fresno ANGB, CA; Clarksburg, WV; Jacksonville, FL; Kirtland AFB, NM; Meridian MS; Houston, TX; Syracuse, NY; Fairchild AFB, WA; Tucson, AZ; Madison, WI; and Montgomery, AL. The MOB locations for the ARNG are: Clarksburg, WV; Wheeler AF, HI; Madison, WI; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Buckley ANGB, CO; Dobbins AFB, GA; Rickenbacker ANGB, OH; Otis ANGB, MA; Columbia, SC; Little Rock, AR; and Ft Belvoir, VA. The Contractor shall assign site staff to provide technical maintenance skills with FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licensed technicians at each MOB. A summary of CLS services to be provided includes all support actions required for operating and maintaining the aircraft, aircraft subsystems, and support equipment. The CLS system includes all aircraft maintenance and inspections, launch and recovery of the aircraft, supply of all contractor owned spares and unique support equipment through a Contractor Operated and Maintained Base Supply (COMBS); repair and overhaul of all repairable spares at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified repair stations; maintenance and repair of all support equipment; aircraft paint; propeller and engine repair/overhaul. These actions include supply, procurement, production control, quality control, component failure reports, and acquisition of commercial data. The Contractor provides for additional support, as over and above tasks, engineering services including development, test and FAA certification of modifications, installation of modifications, depot maintenance support, field team support (worldwide), aircraft crash investigations and damage repair. The Contractor also provides information for: quality, contract funds status, consumption and usage, service engineering reports, subscription services for technical manual updates and service actions. The contractor is to establish and maintain agreements with the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for data and technical support necessary to maintain the C-26B/RC-26B aircraft. The contractor shall provide personnel, material, and technical and maintenance support for the aircraft in accordance with FAA standards to maintain FAA-type certification. The contractor shall establish maintenance and supply support at each aircraft site to satisfy the stated Mission Capability Requirements. Additionally, the contractor shall support the planned utilization rates shown below and be prepared to provide flying hours support up to 110 hours per month as shown in the Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs). The ARNG Operational Support Airlift (OSA) C-26B fleet must each meet a monthly Mission Capability (MC) rate per aircraft of not less than 85%, of which 80% must be Fully Mission Capable (FMC) per aircraft. The ANG (ISR) RC-26B fleet must each meet a monthly MC rate of not less than 85% per aircraft, of which 75% must be FMC per aircraft (the special ISR equipment will be under Flying Hours). MC rate is defined as the total reportable hours in a month less total hours an aircraft is not available for operational use while it is undergoing maintenance or awaiting a part, divided by the total reportable hours in a month. The planned utilization rates for the ANG (ISR) RC-26B aircraft are 55 Hrs/Month and 660 Hrs/Year. The planned utilization rates for the ARNG (OSA) C-26 aircraft are 60 Hrs/Month and 720 Hrs/Year. Although the C-26B/RC-26B is a public use aircraft, the contractor shall maintain the fleet in accordance with (IAW) FAA-approved maintenance standards to maintain its FAA-type certification. Any off-equipment maintenance that exceeds maintenance capabilities at the MOB shall be accomplished at Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 145 FAA-certified repair stations. Non-certified ISR specific equipment shall be maintained using the appropriate vendor data and Government furnished manuals. The Government will provide fuel for the aircraft and support equipment. All other aircraft and support equipment, petroleum, oil, and lubricants (POL) items shall be furnished by the contractor.
Place of Performance
Address: See Description Above
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