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36 -- Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) - PVD Description

Notice Date
Notice Type
Sources Sought
333244 — Printing Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
Contracting Office
Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Office of Acquisition, 14th and C Streets, SW, Room 708 E, Washington, District of Columbia, 20228, United States
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Millie Cortes, Phone: 2028740494, Gladys M. Wilks,
E-Mail Address
milagros.cortes@bep.gov, gladys.wilks@bep.gov
(milagros.cortes@bep.gov, gladys.wilks@bep.gov)
Small Business Set-Aside
PVD Description The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is seeking sources for the design, fabrication, assembly, integration, delivery, installation, set-up, testing, commissioning and training services of one (1) of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) process to surface coat nickel printing plates. Please see attached full descrion of PDV details. Further, the Government is seeking information on the following: 1) What is the typical process time per plate or if the system is multi-plate capable what is the processing time per batch? 2) What support services are available for developing custom process and process improvements suitable for BEP's application? 3) Are service contracts available for preventative maintenance and technical support services? 4) Granted the working life of a printing plate is driven by many factors; what is the observed average printing impression obtained by your customers utilizing your PVD process under normal production condition? 5) Provide a list of utilities (i.e. Power, ventilation, chill water etc.) required by the system. This notice is issued solely for informational and planning purposes and does not constitute an Invitation for Bids, Request for Proposals or Request for Quotations. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract, nor do they affect a potential offeror's ability to respond to any future synopsis/solicitation, which may or may not follow or restrict the U.S. Government's eventual acquisition approach. Additionally, the U.S. Government will not provide reimbursement for any information that may be submitted in response to this notice. Respondents are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this notice. Interesting party of any size can submit a capability statement that details their corporate capabilities and experience in performing similar tasks as outlined below: Interested parties shall provide, within their capability statement detailed, relevant and recent experience. Interested parties shall provide the following information in their response: 1. Company name, address, phone number, primary contact(s), email address, ALL applicable NAICS code(s), business size (i.e., small/large), company's socioeconomics (i.e., woman-owned, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned, etc.) and DUNS Number. 2. A detailed Capability Statement. 3. Product information and specification to include country where the product is manufactured. 4. Typical delivery schedule for the equipment. 5. Place of origin/manufacture of the product(s). 6. Company name, address, phone number, primary contact(s), email address, ALL applicable NAICS code(s), business size (i.e., small/large), company's socioeconomics (i.e., woman-owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned, HUBZone, 8(a), etc.) and DUNS Number. Responses shall be provided via e-mailed to milagros.cortes@bep.gov and gladys.wilks@bep.gov. Telephone responses will NOT be accepted. Responses must be received no later than Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 12:00 p.m. EST. No solicitation is available at this time. This request shall be used for market research purposes only. AT THIS TIME NO SOLICITATION EXISTS. (PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST A COPY OF THE SOLICITATION). IF A SOLICITATION IS ISSUED FOR THIS REQUIREMENT, A FUTURE NOTICE WILL BE POSTED WHEN THE SOLICITATION IS RELEASED. This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided through responses. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization's qualifications to perform the work. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. No Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s.)
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Place of Performance
Address: Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, District of Columbia, 20228, United States
Zip Code: 20228
SN04816603-W 20180210/180208231153-308ea567656b72d0b25fe49cab7e52fc (fbodaily.com)
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