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99 -- Expression of Interest for high density storage

Notice Date
Notice Type
Sources Sought
332999 — All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Contracting Office
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Procurement and Materiels, PRMT-JGB, 600 5th Street, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001
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Point of Contact
Nichel S Crooks, Phone: 202-962-1440
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Small Business Set-Aside
Expression of Interest (EOI) Semi automated, high density storage machinery The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority ( WMATA) is soliciting expression of interest from manufacturers and installers for semi automated, high density storage machinery. The purpose of this EOI is to survey the market to determine market interest and capability to participate in the possible procurement of semi automated, high density storage machinery. Manufacturers and installers are requested to make written submittals regarding their ability to provide the following: •· Semi automated, high density storage machinery products suitable for transit application in accordance to the salient characteristics as stated below. •o Provide technical product data including brochures. •o All components of the semi automated, high density storage machinery equipment must be made in the United States and must be Buy America compliant (Not to be confused with the Buy American Act). Please note that this EOI does not commit WMATA to any incurred costs in preparation of any submission to this EOI. Written submissions shall be submitted to the WMATA Contract Administrator, Nichel Crooks by Friday, May 4, 2012 by e-mail at ncrooks@wmata.com. Mr.Crooks can be reached at 202 962 1440. Salient Characteristics CABINET, MATERIALS STORAGE, AUTOMATED •A. General Description: •1. A self contained, high density cabinet consisting of shelves and bins with an automated, mechanized retrieval system and controls. The unit shall be capable of loading and retrieving various sizes and weights of trays and bins, and shall be capable of being re-configured by the end-user. •B. Capacity and Dimensions: •1. Overall dimensions, nominal •a. Depth: 122 inches. •b. Width: 86 inches. •c. Height: 216 inches. •2. Tray quantity: 50 •3. Shelf rail quantity: 160 •4. Usable tray size: •a. Width: 72 inches. •b. Depth: 34 inches. •5. Load capacity: •a. Maximum load per light tray: 880 pounds. •b. Maximum load per medium tray: 990 pounds. •c. Maximum load per heavy tray: 1100 pounds. •6. Lifting speed: 150 feet per minute. •7. Access time: 35 seconds average. •C. Features and Construction: •1. The unit shall be equipped with double tray access to allow the operator to have the system automatically retrieve the next desired tray and deliver it at the operators command. •2. The system will come complete with lockable security doors. •3. The unit shall be ESD protected. •4. The system shall be provided with a locking tray hold for loading and unloading of individual trays. •5. Variable extraction speeds shall be provided with a minimum of 1.8 inches per second to a maximum of 16.5 inches per second. Extracting speed can be set on each tray based upon product stored. •6. The integrated software shall provide advanced levels of inventory control, kitting, order picking, light directed picking, managerial reports, and control of multiple units. •D. Controls: The control package shall be designed to allow customized operation of all controls by the user and allow full control of horizontal and vertical speeds. The four operating modes are: •1. Fixed - each tray has a designated position within the unit. •2. Optimized - each tray is measured for height and stored in the unit to maximize density. •3. Mixed-selection of the tray according to it's 'fixed' or 'optimized' status. •4. Fixed height mixed - A maximum height may be assigned to each tray to prevent it from being placed in an area that would use more space that needed. •E. Utilities Available: 460 VAC, 3 phase, 15 amps •F. Finish: Manufacturer's standard finish
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Address: 600 5 th Street, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001, United States
Zip Code: 20001
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