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Solicitation Number: FA8533-09-R-20280
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Materiel Command
Location: PK/PZ - Robins AFB
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September 1, 2009
Total Estimated Amount of $43,315,777.00 for one basic contrac
NMC Wollard
2021 Truax Blvd

Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703
United States
Added: Mar 25, 2009 8:27 am

This requirement is for a 5-Year, Firm-Fixed Price, Requirements-type Indefinite-Delivery contract for the procurement of MB-4 Tow Tractors, Generic NSN: 1740-00-580-7990YW, which are used in aircraft environment applications to tow large munition trailers on base convoy routes and medium-sized aircraft on dry level concrete. This requirement is set aside 100% for small business competition.

The MB-4 tows MHU-196 and MHU-204 munitions trailers in support of bomber aircraft, and is able to tow the smaller MHU-110, MHU-141, and MHU-226 trailers in support of other weapons-delivering aircraft. The MB-4 tows C-130 and other medium-sized aircraft, and is frequently used to tow smaller fighter aircraft. The MB-4 has a minimum Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 19,000 pounds. The minimum Draw Bar Pull (DBP) force required for the MB-4 is 16,000 pounds. The MB-4 is used to tow munitions trailers weighing up to 80,000 pounds on paved/concrete base convoy routes with grades up to 4%, and aircraft weighing up to 175,000 pounds on dry level concrete. The MB-4 has options for heavy-duty winterization, an air system for munitions trailer towing, exterior color, a driver's spotlight, and air conditioning.

The requirement will consist of one basic period of 12 months and 4 annual options.

The best estimated quantities (BEQs) are as follows:

Basic Production Qty: BEQ 42 EA; Option I Qty: BEQ 132 EA;
Option II Qty: BEQ 108 EA; Option III Qty: BEQ 111 EA;
Option IV Qty: BEQ 144 EA

There is no guaranteed minimum or maximum order amounts established.

The effort involves contractor-testing requirements for the first production units of each type.

FAR Part 12 and FAR Part 15 procedures will be utilized.

Multiple shipping locations are involved, to include both USAF and FMS requirements.

Proposals shall be in accordance with mandatory, explicit, and detailed instructions contained in the RFP. The Government will utilize the Performance Price Trade-Off (PPT) procedures, and will evaluate proposals and make award in accordance with the "Evaluation Basis for Award" provision in the RFP.

It is anticipated that the RFP will be released on or around April 10, 2009. Electronic procedures will be used for this solicitation. Interested sources are encouraged to monitor the Federal Business Opportunities website at for the posting of the RFP which includes the CID, data requirements, and all attachments referenced in the solicitation itself. All responsible, small business sources may submit a proposal in response to the RFP for the Government's evaluation.


Added: Sep 01, 2009 2:05 pm

Contracting Office:  542 CSW/PKBB

                            Major Programs Contracting Office

                            Support Equipment and Vehicles

                            Robins AFB GA 31098-1813

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Solicitation 1

Posted Date:
April 3, 2009
Description: MB-4 Tow Tractor
CID.pdf (451.45 Kb)
Description: CID
AFMC158.pdf (24.62 Kb)
Description: Packaging Requirements
Description: Special Packaging Instructions
Description: FACTS SHEET
Description: Performance Questionaire
AttchTracker.doc (40.00 Kb)
Description: Tracking Record
Description: Client Letter
Description: Quantity Ranges
TestProcedures.pdf (362.79 Kb)
Description: Test Procedures
Description: Test Inspection
Description: Technical Manual Contract Requirements
Description: Instructional Media Package
Description: Test Report Study Services

Amendment 1

Posted Date:
April 21, 2009
Description: FA8533-09-R-20280-0001

Amendment 2

Posted Date:
April 28, 2009
Description: FA8533-09-R-20280 AMD 0002

Amendment 3

Posted Date:
May 8, 2009
Description: Amendment 0003 to RFP

Amendment 4

Posted Date:
May 11, 2009
Description: FA8533-09-R-20280-0003

Solicitation 2

Posted Date:
May 13, 2009
Description: Attachment 4_Transmittal Letter
WR-ALC/PK Acquisition Opportunities
235 Byron St,,,
Warner Robins, Georgia 31098-1611
United States
Erica R. Farrell,
Contract Specialist
Phone: (478) 222-1893
Fax: (478) 222-1854
Lauren Farrell,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 478-222-1906
Fax: 478-222-1854