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Man-Portable Alternative Energy Devices

Solicitation Number: AFICA_AFMESA_14_RFI_Man_Portable_Power
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Installation Contracting (AFICA)
Location: Air Force Installation Contracting (AFICA)
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THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS OR A REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS; IT IS STRICTLY A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI). NEITHER UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS NOR ANY OTHER KINDS OF OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED IN RESPONSE TO THIS RFI. NO CONTRACT WILL BE AWARDED PURSUANT TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
1. SUBJECT: The Air Force Medical Evaluation Support Activity (AFMESA) is conducting market research on man-portable alternative energy devices suitable to power medical devices and communications equipment in various military expeditionary operating environments to include casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and aeromedical evacuation (AE) situations. Responses are due to this request for information (RFI) by 2:00 (EST) on 27 January 2014.
2. DISCLAIMER: This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. Neither unsolicited proposals nor any other kind of offers will be considered in response to this RFI. Responses to this notice are not offers and will not be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Respondents are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI. All information received in response to this RFI marked as "proprietary" will be handled accordingly. Information provided as a response to the RFI will not be returned. AFMESA will not entertain any questions concerning the composition, requirements, or the nature of services to be performed under any future request for proposal (RFP).
3. BACKGROUND: The Air Force Special Operations Command Surgeon's Medical Modernization Division (AFSOC/SGR) has identified a need for a man-portable alternative energy device with the capability to power multiple medical devices and support equipment in various military expeditionary operating environments to include CASEVAC and AE situations. The alternative energy device must be capable of generating power for the far forward operations performed by AFSOC/SGR in patient evacuation and surgical scenarios when shore power is not available. The device will also be evaluated on terms of safety and ease of use by the warfighter. The device must be safe to operate and must obtain DOD Air Worthiness Certification (AWC) prior to fielding.
4. REQUIREMENTS: The responses should address the requirements identified in this RFI, particularly those outlined in 4A below.
Manufacturers are encouraged to submit a response to this RFI, even if a system does not meet all the requirements at this time. For requirements that are not met, trade-off considerations will also be considered.
4A. MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: (SEE ATTACHED REQUIREMENTS TABLE)
AFMESA seeks information about academic, prototype, developmental, foreign and domestic commercially available products that meet or can be readily modified to meet the requirements discussed in the attached requirements table.
5. RESPONSE INFORMATION: Response to this RFI must be submitted to Ms. Ashley Fredlock, Market Research Analyst via e-mail to AFMSA.SG5T.Market@us.af.mil. Email responses should be no larger than 10 MB in size. If larger attachments are required, please notify AFMESA at the above listed email address. Each RFI response will receive a confirmation email; if a confirmation is not received please call 301-619-8600. Please include a point of contact, phone number, e-mail address, website information, and indicate whether the company is a foreign or domestic entity in the contents of the e-mail.
Responses must be received by this office on or before 2:00 (EST) on 27 January 2014. This RFI is not a commercial solicitation. The Government will not pay for any information submitted, or for any costs associated with providing the information.
The response should describe the company's capability to offer, field, and sustain the man-portable alternative energy device for each requirement addressed in this RFI. At minimum, the attached questionnaire should be used to respond in addition to accompanying documentation reflecting the capability of the device to meet the listed requirements.
6. LATE SUBMISSIONS: Failure to respond to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future competition, nor will information provided in response to this RFI be used to exclude anyone from responding to any future requests for proposals. Communications with AFMESA in regard to this RFI will only be permitted in writing during the RFI response period.
Responses to the RFI received by AFMESA after the submittal deadline and time indicated may be considered. The respondent assumes the risk of the method of dispatch chosen. Postmarking by the submittal date and time shall not substitute for actual response receipt.
7. OWNERSHIP OF RESPONSE TO RFI: All informational material submitted in response to this request becomes property of AFMESA. Physical samples will be returned to the vendor at the owner's expense.
8. RELEASE OF CLAIMS, LIABILITY, AND PREPARATION EXPENSES: Under no circumstances shall AFMESA be responsible for any response preparation expenses, submission costs, or any other expenses, costs, or damages of whatever nature incurred as a result of the respondent's participation in this RFI process. Respondent understands and agrees that they submit a response at their own risk and expense, and release AFMESA from any claim for damages or other liability arising out of the RFI process.
9. ERRORS IN RESPONSE: AFMESA shall not be liable for any errors in respondent's response. Respondent is responsible for careful review of its entire response to ensure that all information is correct and complete. Respondents are liable for all error or omissions contained in their responses.
10. ADDENDUM: AFMESA reserves the right to issue an addendum to this RFI at any time for any reason.
11. CONTACT INFORMATION: Ms. Ashley A. Fredlock
Air Force Medical Evaluation Support Activity (AFMESA)
1270 Montevue Lane (Area B)
Fort Detrick, MD 21702
Phone: 301-619-8600
AFMSA.SG5T.Market@us.af.mil
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Questionnaire

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Questionnaire
Posted Date:
December 27, 2013

Man-Portable Alternative Energy Initiative Requirements Table

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Man-Portable Alternative Energy Initiative Requirements Table
Posted Date:
December 27, 2013
Description: Requirements Table
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1940 Allbrook Dr
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Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433-5344
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Air Force Medical Evaluation Support Activity (AFMESA)
1270 Montevue Lane (Area B)

Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702
United States
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Ashley Fredlock,
Market Research Analyst
Phone: 301-619-8600