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Demilitarization/Scrapping of Military Aircraft

Solicitation Number: 003TK
Agency: Defense Logistics Agency
Office: DLA Acquisition Locations
Location: DLA Disposition Services
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Sources Sought
Added: Aug 24, 2011 11:52 am

The DLA Disposition Services' Sales Branch is identifying potential sources possessing the capabilities, experience, and expertise necessary for a potential new business opportunity involving the disposition of obsolete and unserviceable aircraft through sales contract(s). The purpose of this sources sought is to gain knowledge of the potential sales buyers who show an interest in competing and performing a sales contract. This notice is for information and planning purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the government. The government will not pay for the information.

Potential sources are being sought to demilitarize U.S. Armed Forces aircraft and dispose of them through recovering and recycling resulting (potentially high value) scrap or residue. The aircraft will be demilitarized and scrapped on site and will not be removed until the process is complete and certified by a government representative. Demilitarization (DEMIL) is the act of destroying military offensive or defensive advantages inherent in certain types of equipment or material. The disposal process may include disposal of hazardous waste, drain and purge of petroleum, oils and lubricants (POL), and removal of other potentially hazardous materials such as fire suppressant, batteries, composites, and coolants. Disposal is defined as the end of life tasks or actions for residual materials resulting from demilitarization or disposition operations.

All residues from scrapping operations will be removed and disposed of by the sales contractor in accordance with Federal, State and local regulations. This synopsis is to determine the feasibility of using a sales contract methodology to handle the disposal solutions of aircraft assets and identify potential buyers that are interested in aircraft scrapping and recovering resulting material. Prospective sales contractors must have the knowledge and technical expertise of all Federal, State, and Local environmental requirements that would allow for safe demilitarization, scrapping and recycling of aircraft.

The U.S. Armed Forces projected estimate for FY 12 is approximately 23 aircraft ranging from KC 130F and C-9B transport aircraft to CH53D helicopters. The majority of the aircraft will be located at, but are not limited to, Tucson, AZ; Cherry Point, NC; North Island, CA; Patuxent River, MD; Corpus Christi, TX; Pensacola and Jacksonville, FL.

A potential competitive sales contract offering could result for these aircraft. Potential aircraft offered for sale may be sold individually in one time contracts or in lots on term contracts, depending on the type and quantity of aircraft and location. Advertisements will be posted in Federal Business Opportunities. DLA Disposition Services uses a two-step process. In the first step of the process, interested bidders will respond to a Request for Technical Proposal (RFTP) whereby they explain their scrap operation and hazardous material program based on the Government's requirements. In step two, potential bidders whose proposal has been determined acceptable by DLA Disposition Services are then invited to submit a bid. The highest responsive/responsible bidder is awarded a contract.
This sources sought announcement is not a Request for Technical Proposal nor should it be construed as an obligation on the part of the Government regarding the disposal method selected for these aircraft. The Government will not reimburse for any costs associated with preparing or submitting a response to this announcement. All interested sources must respond separately to future solicitations to this announcement. Any response from potential offers to this announcement shall be limited to 15 pages and must include the following information:

- Name, Address, Phone Number, Point of Contact and e-mail address
- A description of your company's experience and capabilities for
• Demilitarization
• Disposal of hazardous materials
• Recovery/recycling of scrap residue
• Safety and environmental compliance with the disposal of aircraft
• Radioactive materials disposal procedures

- Describe your capability to provide personnel, equipment, and operations to support the disposal of aircraft in various locations throughout the United States.
- Describe your usual contract type, terms, and conditions.
- Include an assessment of feasibility of using a sales contract methodology that is inclusive of meeting demilitarization, removal and/or remediation of hazardous materials, and subsequent recycling of residue.
- Include at least 3 examples where the offeror demonstrated the capability to execute the requirements of comparable work within the last 5 years.
- Offerors should include a brief description of each project, customer name, customer satisfaction and timeliness of the performance.

Potential offerors are encouraged to submit the above information no later than 23 September 2011, 1500 EST. Submissions should be sent to Mr. Todd Koleski, Property Disposal Specialist, by email at

Federal Center
74 Washington Avenue North
Battle Creek, Michigan 49037-3092
United States
Todd Koleski,
Property Disposal Specialist
Phone: 269-961-5993