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Low Cost/Low Altitude (LCLA) Aerial Drop Service

Solicitation Number: HTC711-14-R-R006
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: United States Transportation Command
Location: USTRANSCOM Command Acquisition
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HTC711-14-R-R006
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Solicitation
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Added: Oct 31, 2013 4:49 pm
COMBINED JOINT OPERATIONS AREA - AFGHANISTAN (CJOA-A) SHORT TAKE-OFF AND LANDING (STOL) LOW COST / LOW ALTITUDE (LCLA) AERIAL DROP, CARGO SERVICE, PASSENGER SERVICE, AND COMBINED SERVICE


The Government intends to solicit written proposals for lowcost/low altitude (LCLA) aerial delivery services throughout Afghanistan, Kyrgystan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan. The Contractor shall provide one fixed-wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, tools, material, maintenance, and supervision necessary to perform Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Low Cost / Low Altitude (LCLA) aerial delivery (air drop) of Para-drop Resupply Bundles, cargo, passenger, and combined air transportation services between locations in the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of Afghanistan, Kyrgystan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as outlined in the Performance Work Statement (PWS). The Contractor shall provide no more than ten (10) hours of flight time per day. The Government anticipateds contracting approximately 150 hours per aircraft per month and allows 6 days per month for scheduled/unscheduled maintenance. Aircraft shall be available for services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Flight missions are intended to originate and terminate at Bagram Air Field (BAF), Afghanistan or other suitable airfields that will support flight opterations.


The contractor shall provide passenger/cargo aircraft that are twin-engine, fixed wing, unpressurized and has the flexibility to transport cargo (as Para-drop resupply bundles or as palletized cargo) and passengers. Total aircraft lift capability will equal a minimum of four thousand pounds (4,000 lbs) at above ten degrees (+10o) Celsius for a four hundred (400) mile length stage non-stop during Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) conditions. Aircraft at a minimum must be able to operate from an unimproved three thousand-five hundred foot (3,500 ft) long runway at sea level. Aircraft may operate (take-off and landing) on runways shorter than 3,500 ft, but such operations must be executed in compliance with the aircraft technical manual for performance and weight and balance. The pilot in command has final authority for all operations and retains responsible for the safe operation of the aircraft at all times. Aircraft must have the ability to hold a minimum of nine (9) passengers with an alternate configuration for cargo only. Aircraft shall have the capability to change configurations as required by USFOR-A. Carriers will be given 48 hours to change configurations.


The Government intends to award one firm fixed price (FFP), indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract under the solicitation. This acquisition will be conducted as a best value, performance-price trade-off (PPTO) source selection. Contractors will be required to perform all services identified in the solicitation.


The successful offeror must, at the time of offer on the type of aircraft offering, satisfy all DOD Commercial Air Carrier Quality and Safety requirements as described in 32 CFR, Part 861.14 and 10 USC 2640 and DOD additional standards for contract passenger operations under Part 135. Offeror must be certified under Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulation (14 CFR 135) or CAA equivalent. The successful offeror must be the entity to operate the aircraft under this contract.


The NAICS code is 481211. A Request for Proposal (RFP) will be available on Federal Business Opportunities on or about 15 November 2013. No hardcopies of this solicitation will be issued. The solicitation will be available only at the FedBizOps website, http://www.fbo.gov. All responsible sources may submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the agency. All comments should be addressed to Nikki Radake, Contract Specialist (618) 220-7122, email: nicole.radake@ustranscom.mil or David Stevens, Contracting Officer (618) 220-7132, email: david.stevens@ustranscom.mil.

Added: Nov 18, 2013 5:45 pm Modified: Dec 13, 2013 2:50 pmTrack Changes

COMBINED JOINT OPERATIONS AREA - AFGHANISTAN (CJOA-A) SHORT TAKE-OFF AND LANDING (STOL) LOW COST / LOW ALTITUDE (LCLA) AERIAL DROP, CARGO SERVICE, PASSENGER SERVICE, AND COMBINED SERVICE


The Contractor shall provide one fixed-wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, tools, material, maintenance, and supervision necessary to perform Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Low Cost / Low Altitude (LCLA) aerial delivery (air drop) of Para-drop Resupply Bundles, cargo, passenger, and combined air transportation services between locations in the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of Afghanistan, Kyrgystan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as outlined in the Performance Work Statement (PWS). The Contractor shall provide no more than ten (10) hours of flight time per day. The Government anticipates contracting approximately 125 hours per month and allows 6 days per month for scheduled/unscheduled maintenance. Aircraft shall be available for services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Flight missions are intended to originate and terminate at Bagram Air Field (BAF), Afghanistan or other suitable airfields that will support flight opterations.


The contractor shall provide passenger/cargo aircraft that are twin-engine, fixed wing, unpressurized and has the flexibility to transport cargo (as Para-drop resupply bundles or as palletized cargo) and passengers. Total aircraft lift capability will equal a minimum of four thousand pounds (4,000 lbs) at above ten degrees (+10o) Celsius for a four hundred (400) mile length stage non-stop during Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) conditions. Aircraft at a minimum must be able to operate from an unimproved three thousand-five hundred foot (3,500 ft) long runway at sea level. Aircraft may operate (take-off and landing) on runways shorter than 3,500 ft, but such operations must be executed in compliance with the aircraft technical manual for performance and weight and balance. The pilot in command has final authority for all operations and retains responsible for the safe operation of the aircraft at all times. Aircraft must have the ability to hold a minimum of nine (9) passengers with an alternate configuration for cargo only. Aircraft shall have the capability to change configurations as required by USFOR-A. Carriers will be given 48 hours to change configurations.


The Government intends to award one firm fixed price (FFP), indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract under the solicitation. There will be a base period and two six-month option periods.  This acquisition will be conducted as a best value, performance-price trade-off (PPTO) source selection. Contractors will be required to perform all services identified in the solicitation.


The successful offeror must, at the time of offer on the type of aircraft offering, satisfy all DOD Commercial Air Carrier Quality and Safety requirements as described in 32 CFR, Part 861.14 and 10 USC 2640 and DOD additional standards for contract passenger operations under Part 135. Offeror must be certified under Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulation (14 CFR 135) or CAA equivalent. The successful offeror must be the entity to operate the aircraft under this contract.


The NAICS code is 481211. A Request for Proposal (RFP) will be available on Federal Business Opportunities on 18 November 2013. No hardcopies of this solicitation will be issued. The solicitation will be available only at the FedBizOps website, http://www.fbo.gov. All responsible sources may submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the agency. All comments should be addressed to Nikki Radake, Contract Specialist (618) 220-7122, email: nicole.radake@ustranscom.mil or David Stevens, Contracting Officer (618) 220-7132, email: david.stevens@ustranscom.mil.

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Solicitation 1

Type:
Solicitation
Posted Date:
November 18, 2013
Solicitation.zip (703.73 Kb)
Description: Solicitation and all attachments

Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
December 13, 2013
Description: Amendment 1

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
December 20, 2013
Description: Amendment 2 - Extension of Proposal Due Date

Q & A 1st Round

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Q & A 1st Round
Posted Date:
December 20, 2013
Description: LCLA 1st Round Q & A

Amendment 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
December 31, 2013
Description: Extension of Proposal Due Date

Q&A #2

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Q&A #2
Posted Date:
January 9, 2014
Description: Answers to remaining open items.

Amendment 4

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
January 10, 2014
Amendment_0004.zip (192.43 Kb)
Description: Amendment 0004

Conformed Copy

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Conformed Copy
Posted Date:
January 14, 2014
Description: Conformed copy of the solicitation as of Amendment 0004

Q & A #3

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Q & A #3
Posted Date:
January 14, 2014
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508 Scott Drive
Bldg 1900
Scott AFB, Illinois 62225
United States
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Afghanistan

Afghanistan
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Nicole A. Radake
Phone: 6182207122
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David W. Stevens,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 618-220-7132