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61--Battery Cycler

Solicitation Number: TARRES17608
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: Army Contracting Command
Location: ACC - Warren (ACC-WRN)(DTA)
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Sep 05, 2008 3:08 pm

A. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Parts 12.6 and 13, as supplemented with additional information in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

B. The combined synopsis and Request for Quotation (RFQ) number is: TARRES17608

C. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-26, Effective 12 Jun 2008.

D. The NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 334515.

E. Basis for award The US Army TACOM-LCMC intends to negotiate based on lowest price and technical acceptability.


A. The United States Army Tank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Michigan has a requirement to purchase a battery cycler for the energy storage lab which will be used for the testing of cells. The battery cycler needs be delivered FOB Destination to Warren, MI and meet the following technical requirements:
At least 96 Channels
Input Power: 480 VAC 3-phase
Three or fewer cabinets
Operating from 0-5V at 0-50 Amps
Voltage resolution: 1 mV
Current resolution: 0.01 A
Amp Hour Resolution: 0.001 Ah
Watt Hour Resolution: 0.001 Wh
Includes voltage and current sense leads for each channel
Thermocouple input on each channel
Parallelable channels to allow 100 A operation
Network adapter (Ethernet, etc)
Programmable via cycling software
Simultaneous Multiple User Remote access and control of test software (up to 5 people)
Dedicated host computer(s) (required for data acquisition and test program creation)
Data must be convertible to Excel spreadsheet format
Onsite commisioning (of the units) and onsite training (if necessary)

B. Submittal Instructions.

TACOM reserves the right to seek clarification on any aspect of your quotation.

C. This acquisition is unrated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS).

D. Quotations must be received by TACOM no later than 1:00 PM-EST, 12 September 2008. Email quotations to Contractors must be listed in the Central Contractor Registry prior to receiving an award. Refer to website for registration information.

E. Questions are requested via email, addressed to Pam Taiariol, at

The following clauses from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) apply to this synopsis/solicitation:

52.204-7, CCR Registration
52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items
52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items
52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items
52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items. (for (b), Items 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 31, 36)
52.232-4000, Contracting Officer's Authority
52.232-4007, Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF)
52.247-34, F.O.B. Destination
52.252-2 , Clause Incorporated by Reference
52.211-4000, Marking of Shipment
52.9999-5001, State & Local Taxes

The FAR and complete text of these clauses can be accessed at:

The following clauses from the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) apply to this synopsis/solicitation:

252.225-7001, Buy American Act
252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Request
252.211-7003, Item Identification and Valuation
TACOM - Warren Acquisition Center, ATTN: AMSTA-AQ-AMB, E Eleven Mile Road, Warren, MI 48397-5000
TACOM - Warren Acquisition Center ATTN: AMSTA-AQ-AMB, E Eleven Mile Road Warren MI
Pam Taiariol, 586-574-6017

TACOM - Warren Acquisition Center