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Request for Information for the C-20/C-37 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS)

Solicitation Number: RFI-C-20_C-37-CLS
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Materiel Command
Location: PK/PZ Tinker AFB
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RFI-C-20_C-37-CLS
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Added: Jan 07, 2010 11:10 am Modified: Nov 09, 2010 11:47 amTrack Changes
2 additional questions added 9 November-----

THIS APPLIES TO ANY VENDOR (LARGE OR SMALL) WITH CLS EXPERIENCE
At the present time, the Government is conducting market research to determine the services strategy for C-20 and C-37 CLS efforts. The Government will not pay for any information received in response to this request, nor will the Government compensate any respondent for any costs incurred in developing the information provided to the Government. These questions are for market research purposes only. This is not a solicitation request. Provide your CAGE code with your answers. Please provide WRITTEN answers (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE) to the following questions:

 1.  If this contract is not set-aside to small businesses, what subcontracting opportunities, by function and percentage of contract value do you believe are appropriate?  What would be the appropriate percentage of the total contract value for a small business goal?


2.   The current contract for C-20 has many Firm Fixed Price CLINs for Over and Above work (i.e. Depot Inspection at XXXX landings, Depot Inspection at XX months, transportation, etc.) What would be the appropriate CLINs for firm fixed price over and above work for the C-37 aircraft?


Please provide your responses by 19 November 2010.







THIS APPLIES ONLY TO SMALL BUSINESSES UNDER THE NAICS CODE 488190 WHICH HAS A SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STANDARD OF $7,000,000 PER YEAR IN ANNUAL REVENUE RATHER THAN AN EMPLOYEE SIZE STANDARD.


The Government is needing to know, if you are a SMALL BUSINESS under the NAICS code 488190, if C-20 and C-37 CLS efforts were awarded seperately rather than consolidated, would you be capable of proposing for the effort?  If so, which aircraft?  Also, what CLS experience do you have on that aircraft?  Please include your cage code with your response.

727 ASCG is using this RFI for market research purposes only.  This is not a solicitation request.  Any responses or questions can be directed to Ms. Amy Hawkins, email:
amy.hawkins@tinker.af.mil or by fax at: (405) 739-5451.  All responses should be received no later than 12:00 PM (noon) CST, Monday 28 June 2010.


ORIGINAL RFI:

727 Aircraft Sustainment Group (ACSG) Request for Information (RFI) only, as part of market research. The 727 ACSG is seeking sources that may be capable of partial to full Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for 18 C-20 aircraft, beginning FY13, consisting of 10 GIIIs and 8 GIVs at multiple Main Operating Bases (MOBs), including both CONUS and overseas Locations. USAF is also contemplating a consolidation of 12 C-37 (GV and G550). There is no solicitation package available at this time. All interested parties should send company and/or descriptive literature along with responses to the following questions and any comments or questions to Ms. Amy Hawkins, email: amy.hawkins@tinker.af.mil, fax: (405) 739-5451 or address: 727 ACSG/PKB, 3001 Staff Drive STE 1AD2 105A, Tinker AFB, OK 73145-3020. All responses should be received no later than 4:00 CST, 22 Jan 2010. All questions and comments must be in writing, no telephone calls. The Government will not pay for any information received in response to this request, nor will the Government compensate any respondent for any costs incurred in developing the information provided to the Government. 1. What do you perceive to be the advantages and disadvantages of combining C-20 and C-37 CLS contracts? 2. Do you currently provide field and depot support for Commercial GIII/GIV/GV/G550 customers? If not, do you sustain similar aircraft and how many? 3. We are contemplating awarding a 7-10 year contract. Can you accurately reflect your costs for that Period of Performance? a. What are your concerns regarding this period of performance? b. How long is your typical contractual arrangement established with vendors and subcontractors? 4. What advantages/disadvantages do you perceive by awarding a FAR Part 15 contract? 5. What advantages/disadvantages do you perceive would be obtained by using FAR Part 12 contract? a. How do you propose accomplishing military unique modifications if the USAF elects to use a FAR Part 12 contract? 6. What are your thoughts on this effort being a total small business set-aside? 7. What category does your company fall within; small business, veteran-owned small business, small disadvantaged business, Certified 8A, Hub Zones small business, women-owned small business and large business? 8. What is your opinion regarding teaming arrangements with small businesses? 9. What does your company specialize in? 10. What part of the workload do you anticipate that you may subcontract (i.e. depot, interior, paint, combs)? a. To a small business? b. To other than small business? 11. What subcontracting opportunities, by function and percentage of contract value do you believe are appropriate for small business concerns? 12. What type of incentives do you believe would best motivate you to offer continuous aircraft availability improvements while driving down program cost? 13. Does your company currently have access to the Gulfstream CMP maintenance data collection system? 14. What other recommendations/approaches can you offer that would provide USAF insight that would result in successful CLS effort for these aircraft? 15. What are your recommendations and/or concerns with this source selection? 16. Please provide your company’s Cage Code with your response. 17. Provide any other comments you like.

Added: Oct 19, 2010 4:39 pm

THIS APPLIES TO ANY VENDOR (LARGE OR SMALL) WITH CLS EXPERIENCE
At the present time, the Government is conducting market research to determine the services strategy for C-20 and C-37 CLS efforts.  The Government will not pay for any information received in response to this request, nor will the Government compensate any respondent for any costs incurred in developing the information provided to the Government. These questions are for market research purposes only.  This is not a solicitation request.  Provide your CAGE code with your answers.  Please provide WRITTEN answers (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE) to the following questions:

1.  Funding for CLS efforts is limited for the next several years for the Air Force.  There are several services (i.e. Army, Navy, etc.) that will use the new follow on contract for CLS services for C-20 and C-37 aircraft.  Some have full funding and some have partial funding.  CLS services locations are Andrews AFB, MD; Hickam AFB, HI (2 sites); Ramstein AB, GE; NAS Sigonella, IT; MacDill AFB, FL; Chievres, BE.  We are expecting a FFP, FAR Part 12, IDIQ type contract for several years.  Please provide your suggestions for building flexibility into the contract to help with the funding constraints.
a.  CLIN structure?
b.  Options?
c.  Incentives?
d.  Other suggestions?
e.  What would be the impacts of not exercising certain CLINS (i.e. USAF COMBS at Ramstein AB)?

2.  Would a flying hour type CLIN for some "must pay" costs help build in flexibility?  What costs should be included in flying hours?

3.  If we lower the Aircraft Availability (AA) percentages would costs go down?  How much?
a.  AA of 90%
b.  AA of 85%
c.  AA of 80%

4.  If we raise the non Mission Capable Supply (NMCS) percentages would costs go down?  How much?
a.  NMCS of 2%
b.  NMCS of 5 %
c.  NMCS of 10%

5.  If we raise the Partial Mission Capable Supply (PMCS) percentages would costs go down?  How much?
a.  PMCS of 3%
b.  PMCS of 5%
c.  PMCS of 10%

6.  Does your company have at least 5 years experience in providing full CLS (Supply Chain Management, Depot Maintenance, MOB Maintenance) for the following aircraft? If not full CLS which portions have you done?
a.  GIII?    What size fleet?  How many years?
b.  GIV?     What size fleet?  How many years?
c.  GV?       What size fleet?  How many years?
d.  G550?   What size fleet?  How many years?

7.  What is the optimal contract length?  How are costs affected by a longer contract period of performance?  Or shorter contract period of performance?  What are the advantages or disadvantages of a longer contract period of performance?
a.  5 years?
b.  7 years?
c.  10 years?

8.  What is the optimal phase in period for establishing CLS for a fleet of 36 aircraft at 8 sites?  What are the advantages/disadvantages of a longer phase in period?  How does a longer period for phase in affect cost?
a.  60 days?
b.  90 days?
c.  120 days?
d.  180 days?

9.  What portions of full CLS does it make sense to use FFP, T&M and cost reimbursable pricing?

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