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Sources Sought
336992 — Military Armored Vehicle, Tank, and Tank Component Manufacturing
Contracting Office
Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, ACC - WRN (W56HZV)(DTA), 6501 EAST 11 MILE ROAD, Warren, Michigan, 48397-5000, United States
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Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Richard Clark, Phone: 5822828892, Debra Doll Rush, Phone: 5862828087
E-Mail Address
richard.a.clark3.civ@mail.mil, debra.d.rush3.civ@mail.mil
(richard.a.clark3.civ@mail.mil, debra.d.rush3.civ@mail.mil)
Small Business Set-Aside
Market Survey - KSA M1A2S Abrams Tank Mine Clearing Blade DESCRIPTION OF INTENT The Saudi Arabia Management Office (SAMO), located at Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Warren, MI, is conducting a market survey to assess current market capability to produce mine clearing blades for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's M1A2S Abrams tanks. GENERAL INFORMATION This market survey is for planning purposes only, and it is not to be construed as a commitment by the United States Government (USG) to procure any items described herein. The Government will not reimburse participants for the information received in response to this market survey. Potential respondents that cannot fully respond to this the market survey need not respond. Participation in this market survey is strictly voluntary, and the U.S. Government will not reimburse contractors for any cost incurred for their participation in this survey. All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the Government. This is NOT a pre-solicitation notice. This notice does not constitute an invitation to bid or request for proposal, it is not to be construed as a solicitation, and no contract award shall be made on the basis of this notice. There is no formal solicitation available at this time, no solicitation will be issued against this notice, and this request for information does not obligate the Government to issue a solicitation. Respondents to this market survey are specifically instructed to refrain from submitting any type of proprietary data, trade secrets, or other business sensitive information. Data submitted in response to this market survey will not be returned. The market survey is NOT a request to seek contractor interest in being placed on a solicitation mailing list. The USG will not notify respondents of the results of the survey or results of information submitted. Telephone or email inquiries will not be honored. DESCRIPTION OF END ITEMS Mine Clearing Blade: - National Stock Number (NSN): 2590-01-230-8862 - Part Number: 13228E5945 The mine clearing blade, part number 13228E5945, directly mounts to the front of any M1 series Abrams tank. The blade is used to clear a path through mines that lie in front of the tanks. As the tank pushes the blade through a minefield, loose dirt and mines are rolled up onto moldboards. As the tank continues to push the blade, dirt and mines are pushed to the sides, clear of tracks. A chain and a dogbone assembly, integrated into the blade configuration and attached between the moldboards, detonates any tilt rod mines in the center lane. A control box located in the driver's compartment provides operator control for raising and lowering of the moldboards. A manual release system allows moldboards to be lowered to the plowing position in the event of electrical system failure. RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS Survey respondents must meaningfully address the entirety of this market survey. Respondents are requested to submit a statement, up to 10 pages in length, describing their interest, experience, and current capability to manufacture the mine clearing blade for the M1A2S Abrams series tank. Responses that do not address all areas of this market survey will not be reviewed. Respondents are requested to address the following additional requirements, which were not stated above: • Font size no smaller than 12. • Spell out acronyms in their first instance. • Do not reply with proprietary information. • Please include the following administrative information : o Company Name o Mailing Address o Company web-site o Location of facilities Please send the market survey response via email to Mr. Richard Clark, richard.a.clark3.civ@mail.mil and Mr. Ashis Patel, ashis.s.patel.civ@mail.mil. No telephone responses will be accepted. Responses are due no later than close of business on 09Mar2018.
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