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FBO DAILY - FEDBIZOPPS ISSUE OF FEBRUARY 10, 2018 FBO #5923
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A -- Market Survey - 25 Ton Semitrailer Low Bed Prototype

Notice Date
2/8/2018
 
Notice Type
Sources Sought
 
NAICS
541715 — Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
 
Contracting Office
Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, ACC - WRN (W56HZV)(DTA), 6501 EAST 11 MILE ROAD, Warren, Michigan, 48397-5000, United States
 
ZIP Code
48397-5000
 
Solicitation Number
W56HZV1690001PA20
 
Archive Date
3/24/2018
 
Point of Contact
Dawn E. Wright, Phone: 5864676062
 
E-Mail Address
dawn.e.wright.civ@mail.mil
(dawn.e.wright.civ@mail.mil)
 
Small Business Set-Aside
N/A
 
Description
Request for Information (RFI): 25 Ton Semitrailer Low Bed Acquisition of 25 Ton Semitrailer Low-Bed prototypes and potential award of a follow-on production contract will be pursuant to Other Transaction Authority (OTA) using a legal instrument other than a procurement contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with restricted solicitation to Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium (DATC) members. Information regarding DATC membership is available at the DATC website http://datc.saeitc.org/. This document is an RFI for use by the Army related to Program Manager, Transportation Systems (PM TS). The following paragraph(s) provide additional information regarding this RFI. Thank you in advance, for your time and participation. I. Objectives a) This questionnaire is to assess marketplace capabilities to provide prototype 25 Ton Semitrailer Low-Bed (STLB) incorporating technology to meet the latest military safety and performance requirements. The Army will use the information acquired solely for investigative purposes and will not be sharing responses with marketplace competitors. Participation in this RFI by the various contractors is low risk to the companies responding. The Government will NOT obtain proprietary otherwise protected documents resulting from this RFI. The Government may return such data or documents submitted that have proprietary or protected markings. The sole intent of this market research is to obtain marketplace information about the capabilities of providing prototype STLBs meeting the latest Army requirements. b) RFI participation provides an important guide to influence the Army's approach in the procurement of a 25-Ton STLB. The Army will not compensate questionnaire contributors and participation is at the discretion of the respondent(s). The information contained in this RFI is not a means to seek payment, reimbursement or other consideration from the Government. Moreover, the intention of this survey is not to solicit proposals. II. Instructions a. Please read and complete the following sections: III) Company Identification and Point of Contact IV) General Questions V) Trailer Configuration Questions b. Please respond to all of the questions contained in this RFI. If the requested information does not pertain to your organization, request that you respond "not applicable" (N/A). c. Please send responses to this market questionnaire via e-mail to Dawn Wright, dawn.e.wright.civ@mail.mil no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on 09 March 2017. III. Company Identification and Point of Contact Company Identification: Company Name: _____________________________________________________ Mailing Address: _______________________________________________________ Company website: ___________________________________________________ Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGE): ____________________________ Data Universal Numbering System Number (DUNS): __________________________ North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): _______________________ Location of Facilities: ____________________________________________________ Business Size and eligibility under U.S. Government socio-economic programs and preference (i.e. type of business - large, small, small-disadvantaged, women-owned, veteran-owned, or 8(a)): ________________________________________________ Point of Contact (POC) Identification: Name: ______________________________________________________________ Title: ________________________________________________________________ Telephone Number: ____________________________________________________ Fax Number: ________________________________________________________ E-Mail Address: _______________________________________________________ Alternate POC: ________________________________________________________ Alternate POC Title: ____________________________________________________ Alternate POC Telephone Number: ________________________________________ Alternate POC Fax Number: ______________________________________________ Alternate POC E-Mail Address: ___________________________________________ IV. General Questions 1. Have you provided prototype or military 25 ton fixed gooseneck flatbed trailers to any government entity? When? What Government entity? What trailer models? 2. Have you sold any trailer model to the US Government? 3. Do you have the ability to modify your existing trailer designs or create new designs to provide prototype 25 ton fixed gooseneck flatbed trailers that meet the Trailer Configuration questions below? 4. Have you ever provided prototype or production trailers to the US Government for testing? When? What Government entity? What trailer models? Can you support engineering changes required to your trailer as a result of test incidents? 5. How long is the trailer warranty period? What is included in the warranty? What actions void the warranty? 6. Does your company have the ability to manufacture 1,475 trailers? 7. What's your company's minimum capacity? What's your company's maximum capacity? 8. Do you have a contingency plan? 9. Do you offer a maintenance package for this trailer? 10. Do you have a Safety Assessment Report (SAR) or commercial equivalent (DOT approved) operator / service / maintenance manual for this trailer? 11. Do you have an Operators Step-by-Step printed Manual? 12. Do you have a Maintenance Step-by-Step printed Manual? 13. Do you have experience developing operator/maintainer manuals for the U.S. Army/U.S. Military? 14. Do you have operator and maintainer training material available for your trailer? 15. Do you have experience developing training material for the U.S. Army/U.S. Military? 16. Do you provide worldwide repair parts availability? 17. How was the trailer designed with respect to human factors engineering in its operations, preventive maintenance checks and services, and maintenance? V. Trailer Configuration 18. Deck Length. Are modified deck lengths available? If so, is it possible to have the useable deck space to include the covered wheel wells up to the beavertail? Can a load bearing deck area with enough clearance at either end be designed to accommodate the transport of the Caterpillar 120M and 613C? 19. Deck Width. Are modified deck widths available? If so, is a 96" deck width possible? 20. Deck Material. Are alternate deck materials available? If so, is there a possibility for a deck to be dried, non-pressure treated, made of dense Apitong/Keruing hardwood boards of non-ship-lap type? 21. Wheel Well Covers. Can your trailer be designed to accommodate wheel well covers? Can the wheel well covers be designed to be flush, steel, and load bearing? 22. Paint. Do you have CARC painting capabilities? If so, can you apply CARC top coating IAW MIL-DTL- 64159 per the topcoat colors of Tan 686A per color chip 33446 or Green 383 per color chip 34094 IAW FED-STD-595? 23. Kingpin Size. Can your trailer be designed for reversible or swappable kingpin sizes? If so, are 2" and 3.5" swappable kingpins possible? 24. 5th wheel height. Are modified gooseneck heights available? If so, is a 62" gooseneck height compatible with a 5th wheel height of 62"? 25. Gooseneck Clearance. Are modified gooseneck lengths possible? If so, would there be a gooseneck of sufficient length to clear a prime mover (M1088 and M983) from the 5th wheel center to the rear bumper? 26. Toolbox. Are toolboxes available? If so, is it possible for a toolbox sized to accommodate at a minimum the items below? - Qty 8 load binders - Qty 8 tie down chains - Qty 4 Wheel Chock Blocks - Qty 2 Soft Surface pads / spacers for the front landing gears - Qty 1 Cheater Bar - Qty 1 Jack and handle - Qty 1 Lugnut Wrench and handle - Additional tools/equipment required to perform basic operator maintenance 27. Tools. Are tools and tiedown equipment available with the trailer? If so, is it possible to provide the following items in each trailer's toolbox? - Qty 8 load binders of sufficient strength to restrain a 25 ton piece of construction equipment (Example Army NSN 3990-01-213-1746) - Qty 8 tie down chains of sufficient strength to restrain a 25 ton piece of construction equipment (Example Army NSN 4010-01-520-5747) - Qty 4 Wheel Chock Blocks (Example Army NSN 2540-00-678-3469) - Qty 2 Soft Surface pads / spacers for the front landing gears - Qty 1 Cheater Bar of sufficient strength for use in cargo tie down operations - Qty 1 Jack and handle of sufficient strength for use in replacing spare tire/wheel assembly - Qty 1 Lugnut Wrench and handle - Additional tools/equipment required to perform basic operator maintenance 28. Cargo Tie Downs. Are military cargo tie down configurations available? If so, are the possible tie downs (each side and end) adequate to restrain construction equipment ranging from the Caterpillar 120M, Caterpillar 613C, Caterpillar 924H, Caterpillar CS-563D/433C (smooth and sheep's foot), to the Caterpillar D6K? Are your cargo tie downs compliant with MIL-STD-209K large cargo provisions? 29. Equipment Tie Downs and Trailer Lift Provisions. Are military configurations of equipment tie downs and lift provisions available? If so, are equipment tie downs and trailer lift provisions possible? Are tie downs and lift provisions compliant with MIL-STD-209K. 30. Outriggers. Are outriggers available? If so, is it possible for them to be present on the entire deck length of the load bearing deck up to the beavertail? 31. Rear Ramps. Are minimal approach angle rear ramps possible? If so, are they capable of loading construction equipment ranging from the Caterpillar 120M, Caterpillar 613C, Caterpillar 924H, Caterpillar CS-563D/433C (smooth and sheep's foot), to the Caterpillar D6K under their own power and without damage to the equipment? Would the rear ramps exceed the envelopes described in MIL-STD-1791B section B when the trailer is being backed into a C-130 for transport? 32. Approach and departure angles. Are there possibilities to increase the ramp approach and departure angles? If so, is it possible for the trailer to navigate a 15 degree ramp both forward and backwards (including both approach and crest over?) Is the trailer capable of navigating a ramp as described in MIL-STD-1791B section B both forward and backwards? 33. Electrical connectors. Are both 12 and 24 volt electrical connectors available? If so, is the 12v an industry standard 7 pin connector? Is the 24v a 12 pin connector compliant with NATO STANAG 4007? 34. Connectors, receptacles, provisions. Are weather resistant coverings tethered and available for all electrical and pneumatic connectors, receptacles, and provisions? 35. Brakes. Is Air Brake Systems (ABS) available? If so, is ABS compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 121? Are emergency spring chambers available? If so, is it possible that the brake chambers be equipped with emergency spring brake chambers? Do all the chambers have manual caging provisions? 36. Lighting. Are modified lighting schemes available? If so, is it possible that the lighting is in accordance with the MIL-STD-1179D trailer section? Are black-out operations as detailed in MIL-STD-1179D possible? 37. Spare tire/wheel. Is a spare tire/wheel assembly available? If so, is it possible to provide a spare tire/wheel assembly with the trailer? Is it possible to have a spare tire/wheel assembly stowed in an area that does not interfere with cross country or transport of cargo trailer operations? 38. Landing gear. Is front landing gear available? Is the landing gear stowable? Is the landing gear foldable? Is the crank adjustable front landing gear of sufficient strength to support the trailer at maximum load while uncoupled from the prime mover? Is the landing gear of sufficient strength to withstand the rail impact forces as detailed in MIL-STD-209 and MIL-STD-1366? 39. Water operations. Can your trailer be modified for the trailer to operate in water / flood conditions? Can the trailer function for short periods of time in up to 30" of water? 40. Off road capability. Can your trailer be modified to have off road capability? If so, can it be designed for limited off road capability for up to 15% of its usage (defined as 10% unimproved roads and 5% cross-country?) 41. Can your trailer be designed to operate in temperature ranges of 120°F to -50°F without incurring damage?
 
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