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Uninterrupted Power Supply

Solicitation Number: FA8601-13-T-0192ss
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Materiel Command
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Sources Sought
Added: May 16, 2013 9:53 am
SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS (Not a Notice of Solicitation)

The United States Air Force, LCMC/Operational Contracting Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio is seeking potential sources, including small business (SB), 8(a), HUBZone, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small businesses, that are capable of providing an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS). Firms responding shall specify that their products meets the specifications provided below and provide detailed product information to show clear technical compliance. Additionally, sales history including recent commercial companies sold to shall be included to determine commerciality.

Provide uninterrupted 480 VAC 3 phase power to a 100 kVA facility load for a minimum of 30 minutes during a power failure.

Voltage and Phasing:
• source input voltage is 480 VAC 3PH.
• destination output voltage shall be 480 VAC 3PH.
• phase of the output voltage shall match the phase of the incoming voltage.

Battery Pack:
• external vented lead acid (flooded) battery pack.
• seismic zone 2 racks made of either fiberglass or metal triple
• painted with epoxy paint.
• connection hardware.
• acid abatement trap under rack.
• at least a 20 year life expectancy and be able to provide at least 100kVA at the end of their 20 year life.
• The design calculations for the batteries shall contain a design margin of 15% and an aging factor of 25%.

Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS):
• handles phase imbalance
• Voltage droop or current droop less than 5%
• Harmonics voltage/current less than 5%
• float equalizer output for the batteries.
• solid state transfer switch internal to switch power.
• external maintenance bypass to be operated manually and when the solid state transfer switch is actuated.
• summary alarm outputs in the form of relay outputs.

Warranty of equipment should be at least 1-year from time of commissioning.

Class 1 ozone depleting substances (ODS) must not be used in the design, manufacture, delivery, test, operation, or maintenance of the system, item component, or process.

All interested firms shall submit a response demonstrating their capabilities to produce the requested equipment to the Primary Point of Contact listed below.

As stipulated in FAR 15.201, responses to this notice are not considered offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. The decision to solicit for a contract shall be solely within the Government's discretion.

The NAICS Code assigned to this acquisition is 335999, with a 500 employee size standard, Firms responding should indicate their size in relation to this size standard, and indicate socio-economic status (SB, 8(a), HUBzone, SDVO). Also indicate if you are the manufacturer, or provide the name and size of the manufacturer of the product(s) you will be supplying.

Respondents are further requested to indicate their status as a Foreign-owned/foreign-controlled firm and any contemplated us of foreign national employees on this effort. The Government reserves the right to consider a small business set-aside based upon responses hereto for any subsequent acquisition.

Any information submitted by respondents to this sources sought synopsis is voluntary. This sources sought notice is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, nor will the Government reimburse any costs associated with the submission of information in response to this notice. Respondents will not be individually notified of the results of any government assessments. The Government's evaluation of the capability statements received will factor into whether any forthcoming solicitation will be conducted as a full and open competition or as a set-aside for small businesses, or any particular small business designation (e.g. SDVOSB, HUBZone, 8(a), SDB, WOSB, VOSB, etc.).

Capabilities package: All interested firms shall submit a capabilities package that explicitly demonstrates company capabilities-indicating examples of commercial sales-and product specifications related to this effort. Responses may be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address: in a Microsoft word compatible format or mailed to AFLCMC/PKOAA POC: Emmeline Spaulding, 1940 Allbrook Dr., Rm 109, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5309 to be received no later than 11:00 AM Eastern Time, 24 MAY 2013. Direct all questions concerning this acquisition to Emmeline Spaulding at


United States
WPAFB, Ohio 45433
United States
Emmeline J. Spaulding,
Contract Negotiator
Phone: 9375224565