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USAF Academy Cadet Socks

Solicitation Number: FA7000-10-P-CADETSOCKS
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Direct Reporting Units
Location: USAF Academy - 10 CONS
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Added: Aug 17, 2009 5:49 pm

 


Responsible Sources Sought for Cadet Socks


 


This notice is not a solicitation. This announcement serves as a source sought notice for the upcoming acquisition for United States Air Force Academy, for the following:  Cadet men's and women's socks (4 styles) to include an over the calf boot sock, Physical Training white sock, a black dress sock, and an over the calf white ski sock.   Interested firms must reference their 8(a), HUBZone, Woman Owned or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned status and must be signed by a company official with authority to bind the company.  All potential offerors are reminded, in accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) 252.204-7004, Required Central Contractor Registration, lack of registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) will make an offeror ineligible for contract award.  This Sources Sought Notice is also issued for the purpose of market research in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10.  All businesses capable of providing these uniform items are invited to respond.  Any information provided by industry to the Government as a result of this sources sought synopsis is voluntary.  The Government will not pay for any information submitted in response to this sources sought synopsis.    


 


The 10 CONS/LGCB is seeking potential sources who can manufacture men's and women's socks (4 styles) to include an over the calf boot sock, a Physical Training white sock, a black dress sock, and an over the calf white ski sock.  The applicable NAICS Code is 315119 and the small business size is 500.  The required delivery date would be 60 days after receipt of order.  We anticipate the proposed contract will be a firm fixed priced commercial Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a base period and no option periods. 


 


Socks, ABU Boot, Sage Green:


 


Description - Over the calf style, made from synthetic yarns for wicking moisture away from skin, spandex yarns for calf and arch support, increased loft in toe and heel area for cushioning and blister prevention, nylon exterior yarn for durability, and antimicrobial silver yarn technology in foot area for odor and bacteria reduction.


 


Socks, Physical Training, White:


 


Description - Crew style, made from synthetic yarns for wicking moisture away from skin, spandex yarns for arch support, increased loft in toe and heel area for cushioning and blister prevention, nylon yarn exterior for durability, and antimicrobial silver yarn technology in foot area for odor and bacteria reduction.


 


Socks, Dress, Black:


 


Description - Calf length made from synthetic yarns for wicking moisture from skin, nylon exterior yarns for durability, also with added yarn density in the heel and toe area for cushioning and blister prevention.


 


 


 


Sock, Ski, White:


 


Description - Over the calf style, made from synthetic or synthetic/wool blended yarns for wicking moisture away from skin, spandex yarns for calf and arch support, increased loft throughout the sock for cushioning and blister prevention and added warmth, nylon exterior yarn for durability.


 


The estimated quantities and sizes are as follows:


 


1.  Sock, Ski, White,:            Qty   1500 - 1600 pair, size large 


2.  Sock, boot, Sage Green,: Qty   2300-2500 pair (sizes: Medium, Large, and X-Large)


3.  Socks, Crew, PT White:  Qty   1300-1400 pair (sizes: Medium, Large, and X-Large)


4.  Sock Kits, X-Large - Kit includes 12 each ABU boots Socks, 12 each dress socks and 10 each crew socks.                           Qty  150-200 Kits


5.  Sock Kits, Large - Kit includes 12 each ABU boots socks, 12 each dress socks and 10 each crew socks                                Qty  900-1000 Kits


6.  Sock Kits, Size Medium - Kit includes 12 each ABU boot socks, 12 each dress socks, and 10 each crew socks.                       Qty  200-300 Kits


 


 


All items and components must be made and manufactured in accordance with DFARS 252-225-7001, Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program and DFARS 252-225-7012, Preference for certain domestic commodities, which is known as the Berry Amendment.


 


A first article will be required in accordance with FAR 52.209-4 Alt 1.  A bar code sample will also be required which shall be in compliance with code 39 or UPC Bar code.


 


All Contractors interested in supplying this requirement may indicate their interest in this proposed acquisition by sending an email to include your name, contact information, company name, business size, your level of interest in this proposed acquisition, CAGE code, and answers to the following questions:
 


•1.      How long have you been in business?


 


•2.      What size business is your company?  How many employees do you have?


 


•3.      How big is your facility?


 


•4.      Have you manufactured men's and women's socks or similar type of uniform items?


If so, please provide past performance information (3 previous buys) showing you have manufactured the same or similar type of items.


 


•5.      What are your payment terms?


 


•6.      What is your business arrangement in the commercial industry? 


 


•7.      Are you a manufacturer, or do you subcontract the work?


 


•8.      Have you ever performed government contracts?


 


•9.      What is your lead-time for manufacturing?  What is the lead time for material?  Is the material on hand or supplied Just-In-Time?  What are the longest lead times for material?


 


•10.   Are you in compliance with the Berry Amendment?  Note:  All material that go into manufacturing the socks, including acrylic, need to be Berry Amendment Compliant.


 


•11.  What are your commercial terms and conditions?


 



  1. Are you incompliance with (Green Procurement)  the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42.U.S.C. 6962) and Executive order 13101 of September 14, 1998, Greening the Government through waste Prevention, Recycling, and Federal Acquisition?    Would this product use recycled goods.  Do you have similar products that are in compliance with Green Procurement?


 


 


Only responsible suppliers need respond. NOTE: ** No telephone responses, please** This sources sought is for planning purposes only and does not commit the government to pay for the information requested.  If you are not interested in supplying these items, no response is necessary.


 


This will be a Firm Fixed Price contract for one base year and no option years.


 


This notice is designed to locate responsible sources who have an interest, and have the ability to supply the items described herein. Responsible vendors who are interested may contact Mike Fredericks, USAFA Contracting Specialist, via email  michael.fredericks@usafa.af.mil or Diana South, Contracting Officer, diana.myles-south@usafa.af.mil by 2:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, 27 Aug 2009.


 


Place of Performance:


Address: 8110 Industrial Drive, Suite 200, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO


Zip Code: 80840


Country: USA

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8110 Industrial Drive
Suite 200
USAF Academy, Colorado 80840-2315
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Michael G. Fredericks,
Contract Specialist