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99--Eight Channel 450kV Flash X-Ray System

Solicitation Number: W91ZLK10T0105
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: Army Contracting Command
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Jan 13, 2010 2:25 pm
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

The combined synopsis/ solicitation number is W91ZLK-10-T-000105. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-37. The Government contemplates award of a firm-fixed price purchase order for following requirement: Eight Channel 450kV X-Ray Flash System
Item 0001: Eight Channel 450kv flash x-ray system for multi anode tube.
Including; control console cabinet (2), flash x-ray channel control unit (8), trigger initiation pendant, power distribution unit with high voltage power supply, crowbar switch, laptop with software for system operations and control, 10m control console to pulser cable assembly, (8) trigger amplifier, (8) pulse generator, (8) resistive load, (8) 5m pulser to x-ray tube high voltage cable and (8) instruction manuals.

Item 0002: Multi Anode Tube

Item 0003: Additional Length of Control Console to Pulser Cables

Item 0004: Additional Length of Pulser to X-Ray Tube, High Voltage Cable

Item 0005: Spare Cable, Pulser X-Ray Tube, 5 Meters

Purchase: Eight channel, 450 kV Flash X-Ray System
System Specifications
No. of x-ray sources 8
Source spacing (mm) 110 mm, 45o
Max operating voltage (kV) 450
Source size (mm) 2.5
Insulating gas SF6 or Freon 12
Pressure range (kPa) 0 to 300
Operating temperature (oC) 0 to 40
Dimensions- tube and pump (mm) 570 by 600 by 1222
Weight- tube (kg) 85
Weight- pump with stand (kg) 40
Pulsers PG 450 18-stage Marx generator
High voltage coaxial cables 25 meters
Control cables, cabinet to pulser 25 meters
Delay generator 0 to 999.999ms in 1us increments
Triggering contact closure or pulse
Control to LapTop fiber ethernet

" System shall be built using standard equipment that has been in production for an extended time.
" Control system shall be installed in two 34HU, 19 cabinets, and shall include:
o 2 power distribution units
o 8 channel control units
o I Ethernet switch unit
o 8 trigger amplifiers
o 8 control cables
o Lap top computer with software for local and remote operation of the system
" Software shall provide for full remote control of all settings of the systems operational parameters.
" A set of tools for x-ray tube maintenance and service shall be supplied
" A spare anode F2.5 shall be included.
" Spare cables
" Factory acceptance will be conducted at the manufacturers facility before shipment
" A site acceptance test will be performed at ATC.
" The system will be installed at ATC
" On-site training will be provided to include daily maintenance and troubleshooting
Current X-ray imaging systems used in the ballistic range area are single pulsed, one image per film plane systems. There is need for a high speed framing x-ray system to view multiple images from one location. The requirement for this system is to produce multiple x-ray images on a single digital large format screen. For example multiple data points are needed to determine maximum deflection in protective clothing and helmets. If this data were not available, testing and ultimately safety releases on new helmet and body protection materials would be delayed in trying to determine maximum deformation due to threat impacts. This data correlates directly to blunt trauma injuries. Examples in ballistic testing involve threat and counter measure interaction. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of this interaction is required to determine effectiveness of countermeasure techniques. Without x-rays penetration characteristics and multiple data points to view the interaction, multiple testing and longer test schedules would be required to develop and determine effectiveness of these techniques.

NOTES to Offerors: Offers shall submit system schematics and capabilities in the quote for evaluation. This procurement will be made for the lowest price technically acceptable quote. Note the lead time or approximate delivery dates for items are also required in the quote.

Acceptance shall be at destination.
Shipping shall be FOB Destination to USA Aberdeen Test Center located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland 21005.

The following provisions and clauses will be incorporated by reference:
52.209-6 Protecting the Governments Interest when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment
52.212-1 Instruction to Offerors Commercial Items
52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items
The contract will be awarded to the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). The technical evaluation will be a determination based on information furnished by the vendor. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information which is not identified in the offer. The Government reserves the right to make an award without discussions. The Government reserves the right to award on all or none basis.
52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications Commercial Items
An offeror shall complete only paragraph (l) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the ORCA website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) through (k) of this provision.
252.212-7000, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items
52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items.
ADDENDUM to 52.212-4
52.223-11 Ozone Depleting Substances
52.247-34 FOB Destination
252-211-7003 Item Identification and Valuation
52.212-5, Contract terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR clauses cited in this clause are applicable:
52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government, with Alternate I (41 U.S.C 253S and 10 U.S .C. 2402)
52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal
52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside
52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns
52.219-14 Limitations on Subcontracting
52.222-19 Child Labor Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies
52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities
52.222-26 Equal Opportunity
52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era and Other Disabled Veterans
52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities
52.222-37 Employment Reports on Disabled veterans and Veterans of the Vietnam Era
52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchase
52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer Central Contractor Registration
252.212-7001 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items (APR 2007) The following additional DFAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable:
52.203-3 Gratuities
252.225-7000 Buy American Act-Balance of Payments Program Certificate
252.225-7001 Buy American and Balance of Payment Program
252.225-7012 Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities
252.225-7015 Preference of Domestic Hand and Measuring Tools
252.225-7021 Trade Agreements
252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests.

EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE FROM MARYLAND RETAIL SALES AND USE TAX (JUL 1999) (APG 52.0229-4100) Exemption Certificate No. 30005004 covers exemption from Maryland Retail Sales and Use Tax.

If you have complaints about this procurement, it is preferable that you first attempt to resolve those concerns with the responsible contracting officer. However, you can also protest to Headquarters, AMC. The HQ, AMC-Level Protest Program is intended to encourage interested parties to seek resolution of their concerns within AMC as an Alternative Dispute Resolution forum, rather than filing a protest with the Government Accountability Office or other external forum. Contract award or performance is suspended during the protest to the same extent, and within the same time periods, as if filed at the GAO. The AMC protest decision goal is to resolve protests within 20 working days from filing. To be timely, protests must be filed within the periods specified in FAR 33.103. If you want to file a protest under the AMC-Level Protest Program, the protest must request resolution under that program and be sent to the address below. All other agency-level protests should be sent to the contracting officer for resolution.

HQ Army Materiel Command
Office of Command Counsel
9301 Capek Rd, Room 2-1SE3401
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-5527
Facsimile number: (703) 806-8866 or 8875

Packages sent by FedEx, UPS, or other delivery service should be addressed to:
HQ Army Materiel Command
Office of Command Counsel
1412 Jackson Loop
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-5527

The AMC-level protest procedures are located on the Internet. If Internet access is not available, contact the contracting officer or HQ, AMC to obtain the AMC-level protest procedures.
The full text of FAR and DFAR references may be accessed electronically at this address: Quotations must be signed, dated and received by January 27th, 2010, 3:00 p.m. eastern standard time via fax at 410-278-2407 or email to at the US Army RDECOM Contracting Center, Aberdeen Installation Contracting Division, and Attention: CCRD-AI-IC, 4118 Susquehanna Avenue, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, 21005-3013. All quotations from responsible sources will be fully considered. Vendors who are not registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to award will not be considered. Vendors may register with CCR by calling 1-800-334-3414 or online at For questions concerning this Request for Quotation contact Susan Sowa, Contract Specialist, via email at . Please provide any questions no later than January 22nd, 2010 at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. NO TELEPHONE REQUESTS WILL BE HONORED.
RDECOM Contracting Center, Aberdeen Installation Contracting (RDECOM-CC), Directorate of Contracting, 4118 Susquehanna Avenue, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-3013
RDECOM Contracting Center, Aberdeen Installation Contracting (RDECOM-CC) Directorate of Contracting, 4118 Susquehanna Avenue Aberdeen Proving Ground MD