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66 -- Exploration of the fundamental properties and consequences of fluorinated polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes

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Special Notice
541710 — Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
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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PART: U.S. GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENTS SUBPART: SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, AND MATERIAL OFFADD: AFFTC/PKT Directorate of Contracting, 5 S. Wolfe Ave., Edwards AFB, CA 93524 SUBJECT: Exploration of the fundamental properties and consequences of fluorinated polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes REF NO.: F1SBAA6145BG01 DUE: 10 July 2006 POC: Deanna Wright, deanna.wright@edwards.af.mil; 661-277-7706 (ph), 661-275-7859 (fax) DESC: The Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC), Edwards AFB intends to award a sole source, Firm-Fixed Price contract, under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 13. ?Offeror Representations and Certifications? per 52.213-4 -- Terms and Conditions ? Simplified Acquisitions (Commercial Items , Simplified Acquisition Procedures, to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This acquisition is unrestricted. The NAICS code is 541710. The following item will be procured: (1) The contractor will investigate the static and dynamic properties of FluoroPOSS surfaces in detail using contact angle goniometry, drop impact studies and atomic/friction force microscopy. The contractor will explore the differences between atomically smooth FluoroPOSS coated surfaces (e.g. silicon wafers) and nanopatterned/roughened surfaces. The understanding of the basic principles behind these two phenomena, chemical modification of the surface and nanoroughened surfaces, will be summarized in a presentation/publication and/or report with respect to exploiting potential uses of fluoroPOSS as a surface friction reducer and as a robust and nonfouling ultrahydrophobicity promoter. (2) The contractor will investigate the use of FluoroPOSS as a nanoscale toughening agent by compounding the FluoroPOSS into elastomers and engineering plastics. The feasibility of using these nanoparticles as toughening agents will be determined by relevant testing, including mechanical property testing. The contractor will perform appropriate tests to be defined in consultation with AFRL/PRSM (3) An agreed upon number of test samples will be provided to AFRL/PRSM and a final report will be provided at the conclusion of the program effort. Contractors interested in this requirement should submit a complete technical quote, which provides clear and convincing evidence that they can meet the Government's requirement. In addition, the response should include any special requirements for a Research and Development contract in accordance with FAR Part 13. Anticipated Award date is 12 July 2006. Responses must be received no later than (NLT) 4:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, 10 July 2006. Responses should be submitted to: Directorate of Contracting, AFFTC/PKTA (Attn: Deanna Wright), 5 South Wolfe Avenue, Building 2800, Edwards AFB, CA 93524-1185, Fax: (661) 275-7859 or email: deanna.wright@edwards.af.mil. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. A determination by the Government not to compete this acquisition based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Facsimile responses are acceptable and must be received on or before the closing date. Telephone requests to be placed on a mailing list will not be honored.
Place of Performance
Zip Code: 93524
Country: USA
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