TITLE: Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) High-Rate Load Frame for scientific testing purposes.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI), Aerospace Medical Research Division is seeking interested sources that are capable of providing a High-Rate Load Frame for scientific testing purposes. This market survey is for vendors to provide information to the FAA to determine what available options are in the market place suitable to meet the needs of the organization. Vendors should provide a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost estimate, for planning purposes only, for system design, development, fabrication, setup, testing and support as well as any additional effort required to meet the requirement. In addition to the ROM the respondent should also include information pertaining to the following:
Expected System performance;
Equipment foot print;
Estimated floor loading;
Details of past performance.
Please see the attached Draft specifications document for additional information and preliminary requirements.
The responses to this market survey will be used for informational purposes only. This is not a screening information request or request for proposal of any kind. The FAA is not seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals.
All interested parties are advised that the FAA will not pay for any information or any administrative costs incurred that are associated with any response received from industry in response to this market survey/RFI.
Any information provided under this market survey is for informational purposes only and will not be released. Any proprietary information submitted will be protected if appropriately marked. Vendor participation in any informational sessions is not a promise of future business with the FAA.
All responses (one response per company) are to be provided on company letterhead and include a synopsis describing the proposed solution and cost estimate for planning purposes. Vendors should identify the equipment as well as any other effort or unique requirements that may be needed in order to implement their proposed solution. Please provide information regarding your firm’s services and size and types of similar services/equipment provided by previous contracts. Please provide a completed Business Declaration. Responses must be received on no later than 1:00 P.M., Central Time on 18 April, 2014. Market survey responses received after the time and date specified will be determined to be late and may not be considered.
The FAA prefers that all submittals, including attachments, be submitted electronically to the following:
If email is your method of submission, please include “MARKET SURVEY RESPONSE:16031 ” in the subject line of your email. Information provided will not be released but please mark PROPRIETARY on all documents submitted. If you cannot respond electronically, please send at least two copies by the indicated deadline to:
Mail: Federal Aviation Administration
Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center
Attn: Jason Mclaughlin, AAQ-731 MPB Room 313
6500 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73169
The nature of the requirement and the competition status has not been determined. If and when the determination is made to implement, the FAA may decide to do a full and open competition or set aside all or part of the procurement for small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or eligible socially and economically disadvantaged businesses that are certified by the SBA for participation in the SBA’s 8(a) program. Interested firms are required to submit the attached Business declaration form and a copy of their SBA 8(a) certification letter, if applicable. The market survey responses will provide information for the FAA to consider in choosing its procurement method.
Questions and Comments:
Then Government welcomes questions regarding this market survey/RFI. Questions and comments will be accepted by the point of contact identified herein via email until 11 April 2014; no other form of questions or comments will be accepted. If determined relevant to the preparation of industry responses to this market survey/RFI, questions and comments may be publicly posted to the FAA’s contracting opportunities website.
Respondents are encouraged to review the attached documents and provide comments. If you are viewing this announcement through Fed Biz Ops (www.fbo.gov) the attachments may not be available/viewable to you. If so, please proceed to the FAA’s Contract Opportunities Website at faaco.faa.gov to obtain the attachments.
This Notice is for informational purposes for Minority, Women-Owned and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises: The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, has a program to assist small businesses, small businesses owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and women-owned concerns to acquire short-term working capital assistance for transportation-related contracts. Loans are available under the DOT Short Term Lending Program (STLP) at prime interest rates to provide accounts receivable financing. The maximum line of credit is $750,000. For further information and applicable forms concerning the STLP, call the OSDBU at (800) 532-1169.
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