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Electronic Flight Bag Application

Solicitation Number: FA4608-13-Q-0019
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Global Strike Command
Location: 2 CONS
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation, FA4608-13-Q-0019, is being issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC 2005-66 Effective 01 Apr 2013). This procurement is for Full and Open Competition. The NAICS code is and the small business size standard is employees. It is incumbent upon the interested parties to review this site frequently for any updates/amendments to any and all documents. You will not be eligible to receive an award if you are not in the Central Contractor Registration database. (Reference: DFARS 252.204-7004, Alt A Required Central Contractor Registration).The following commercial items are requested in this solicitation.

The items being procured are:

0001 (1 EA) Electronic Flight Bag Application

Note: Equal Items will be acceptable upon determination of technical acceptability in accordance with the Minimum Salient Characteristics relevant to this solicitation.

This Performance Work Statement (PWS) defines the requirements for an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) application. The focus of the application is to display Flight Information Publications (FLIP), including terminal instrument approach procedures, arrival and departure procedures, and en route navigational charts. This capability is critical to AFGSC's requirement to reduce/eliminate the use of paper media in-flight while streamlining flight operations.

2.1. The contractor shall provide an application that meets the following criteria.
2.1.1. The application will be fully developed and fielded, with demonstrated past performance in the military and/or commercial aviation industry.
2.1.2. The application is compatible with EFB hardware currently deployed in AFGSC. Presently that hardware is the Apple iPad with iOS 6.X.
2.1.3. The application will display Flight Information Publications (FLIP), including: All Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) FLIP data. All National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) FLIP products, or the ability to import and display NGA FLIP data. Terminal Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP). The application will display IAP in identical format to the standard published paper version. This PWS defines standard published paper versions as those published by FAA/NACO, NGA, and Jeppesen. The application will display the IAP in a size no less than 85% of the standard published paper version. The application must meet this criterion without requiring the user to zoom. Arrival Procedures. Departure Procedures. Airport/Taxi Diagrams. Airport Facility Directories. En Route Navigational Charts (IFR High/Low, VFR Sectionals). Application will display en route navigational charts in a seamless, geographically contiguous format.
2.1.4. Application will include situational awareness-enhancing features, including: Ability to receive GPS position from an external GPS source and display own-ship position on en route charts, IAP, arrival procedures, departure procedures, and airport/taxi diagrams. Application will include geo-referenced FLIP products that support this requirement. Ability to receive and display near-real-time weather information from an external weather data source, such as ADS-B. Weather information shall include radar imagery which can be displayed on en route charts. Weather information shall include Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF), METAR, Significant Meteorological Information (SIGMET), and Airmen's Meteorological Information (AIRMET). This information will be presented in textual format and/or visual format displayed on en route charts. Ability to receive and display Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) from an external data source.
2.1.5. Application will include preflight/in-flight planning functions, including: Ability to construct a flight plan and display the planned route of flight on en route charts. Ability to enter user-defined waypoints and display those waypoints on en route charts. Ability to print paper backups of FLIP products such as IAP from within the application. Ability to accurately measure distance between two points on en route charts.
2.1.6. Application will include usability functions, including: Support for iOS multi-touch gestures, including pinch-to-zoom, while displaying FLIP products. Night settings that make the display more suitable for nighttime operations.
3. SPECIFIED SUPPORT AREAS - The contractor shall supply 700-1000 application licenses on an annual basis. The government reserves the right to renew or cancel the contract, at its discretion, following each annual term.
3.1. Electronic Flight Bag Application Support
3.1.1. The application vendor shall provide technical support to individual users via telephone and/or e-mail communications, at no additional cost to the government.
3.1.2. The application vendor shall supply application updates, as required, to correct software bugs and ensure continued compatibility with the latest version of Apple's iOS, at no additional cost to the government.
4.1. The Government will evaluate the contractor's performance by appointing a COR, to monitor performance to ensure requirements are met.
5.1 Contract Manager. The contractor shall designate a contract manager and at least one alternate contract manager who shall be responsible for contracted services. The name of the primary and alternate(s), who shall act for the contractor when the manager is absent, shall be designated in writing to the Contracting Officer and COR, prior to the pre-performance conference. The contract manager or alternate(s) shall have full authority to act for the contractor on all contract matters relating to daily operation of this contract, and must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
5.2. Physical Demands. Since this PWS is for a software application, physical demands are determined and defined by the application vendor.
5.3. Work Environment. Since this PWS is for a software application, the work environment is determined and defined by the application vendor.
5.4 . Appearance. Since this PWS is for a software application, appearance standards are determined and defined by the application vendor.
5.5. Employees. Since this PWS is for a software application, employees are determined and defined by the application vendor.
5.6. Weapons, firearms, and Ammunition. Since this PWS is for a software application, policies on weapons, firearms, and ammunition are determined and defined by the application vendor. Should support of the contract require site-visits to AFGSC installations, contractor employees are prohibited from possessing weapons, firearms, or ammunition, on themselves or within their privately owned vehicle while on AFGSC installations.
5.7. Random Personnel and Vehicle Searches. Contractor employees are subject to random personnel and vehicle searches upon entrance to any AFGSC installations. If contractor personnel refuse to be searched; they will be denied entry to the base, and may result in loss of base privileges, debarment from the base, or other administrative actions.
5.8. Traffic Laws. Contracted employee shall comply with all base traffic regulations, and are subject to random vehicle speed control checks. Failure to adhere to base traffic regulations may result in the loss of base driving privileges, debarment from the base, or other administrative action.
5.9 Cell Phone Usage. The use of cell phones will be in accordance with DOD directives on base.
5.10. Common Access Cards. Since this PWS is for a software application, Common Access Cards are not required.
6.1 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The following are KSA's that the Contracted person is required to possess.
6.1.1. Knowledge of and ability to develop iOS applications.
6.1.2. Knowledge of civil and military flight operations required to support the EFB application.
6.1.3. Ability to work accurately with figures and analyze, verify, and correlate data.
7.1. There are no special security requirements.
8.1. The contractor will obtain required government FLIP data directly from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
8.2. The contractor will use company-provided equipment.

Note: The Contracting Officer reserves the right to award to other than the low bidder based on the following items in the respective order: price; technical acceptability. Contractors bidding "Or Equal" items must provide pictures/specifications of items that will meet minimum salient characteristics of the items requested.

The offer submittal shall list the item by part number, number of items being offered, the product description as listed above, and list the manufacturer. The offer shall list unit prices, total for each part number, and an overall totaled price. Delivery requirements: FOB Destination quotations are the only quotes that will be accepted. FOB origin offers will not be considered. Delivery date of 30 days after receipt of award shall be acceptable.

Offerors must comply with all instructions contained in FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items and the following addenda. Offerors shall submit their quote on letterhead stationery, provide unit prices with a grand total, remit a completed copy of the REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS at FAR 52.212-3, and follow the instruction as provided in the clause or be registered within Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA) found at this website: THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT ACCEPT INCOMPLETE PROPOSALS. Offers will be evaluated on price and technical acceptability. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. If an offer cannot comply with every requirement, that offer will not be technically acceptable, and therefore will not be considered. Once an offer has been determined to be technically acceptable, and in compliance with all directions in this solicitation, the Government will award to the offeror with the lowest evaluated price. Offers shall include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items, and the 252.212-7000 Offeror Representations and Certifications with its offer.

Additionally the following clauses and provisions apply to this acquisition:

52.202-1 Definitions
52.203-3 Gratuities
52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government
52.203-11 Certification and Disclosure Regarding Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions
52.203-12 Limitation on Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions
52.203-16 PreventingPersonal Conflicts of Interest
52.204-1 Approval of Contract
52.204-2 Security Requirements
52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Postconsumer Fiber Content Paper
52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First Tier Subcontract Awards
52.207-1 Notice of Standard Competition
52.207-2 Notice of Streamlined Competition
52.207-4 Economic Purchase Quantity-Supplies
52.209-1 Qualification Requirements
52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment
52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal
52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items
52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items
52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certification - 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, and includes the following clauses as cited: (b) 5, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24(i), 24(ii), and 31
52.217-2 Cancellation Under Multi Year Contracts
52.217-3 Evaluation Exclusive of Options
52.217-4 Evaluation of options Exercised at the Time of Contract Award
52.217-5 Evaluation of Options
52.219-1 Small Business Program Representation
52.219-4 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns
52.219-6 Notice of Small Business Set-Aside
52.222-3 Convict Labor
52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies
52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities
52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports
52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance
52.222-26 Equal Opportunity
52.222-35 Equal Opportunity Veterans
52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities
52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons
52.222-54 Employment Eligibility Verification
52.223-16 IEEE 1680 Standard for the Enviornmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products
52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving
52.224-1 Privacy Act Notification
52.224-2 Privacy Act
52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases
52.225-18 Place of Manufacture
52.225-25 Prohibition on Engaging in Sanctioned Activities Relating to Iran-Certification
52.227-19 Commercial Computer Software License
52.227-21 Technical Data Declaration, Revision, and Withholding of Payment-Major Systems
52.232-1 Payments
52.232-8 Discounts for Prompt Payment IBR
52.232-11 Extras IBR
52.232-17 Interest IBR
52.232-23 Assignment of Claims IBR
52.233-3 Protest After Award
52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim
52.239-1 Privacy or Security Safeguards
52.242-13 Bankruptcy
52.243-1 Changes-Fixed Price
52.244-2 Subcontracts
52.246-2 Inspection Of Supplies-Fixed Price
52.246-16 Responsibility For Supplies IBR
52.246-24 Limitation of Liability
52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination
52.249-8 Default (Fixed PriceSupply And Service)
52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference


Applicable DFARS clauses included:

252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DOD Officials
252.204-7000 Disclosure of Information
252.204-7003 Control of Government Personnel Work Product
252.211-7003 Item Identification and Valuation
252.212-7001, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items provisions
252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports
252-247-7023 Alt III Transportation of Supplies by Sea
252.243-7001 Pricing of Contract Modifications

The full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at Offers must be received NLT 1:00 PM (CST), 10 May 2013, 2 CONS/LGCB, 41 Vandenberg Ave, Barksdale AFB, LA 71110. Quotes can be faxed (in accordance with FAR provision 52.214-13 TELEGRAPHIC BIDS) to the attention of Justin Carroll at (318) 456-4843. Offers received after this date and time will be considered as late submissions in accordance with 52.212-1(f) and will not be evaluated or considered. Please refer any questions to A1C Justin Carroll, Contracting Specialist, at (318) 456-4843, or Daniel Carpenter, Contracting Officer, at (318) 456-2201,






41 Vandenburg Ave
Barksdale AFB, Louisiana 71110-2271
United States
Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
Barksdale AFB, Louisiana 71110
United States
Justin A. Carroll
Phone: 3184564843
TSgt Daniel Carpenter,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 318-456-3438
Fax: 318-456-3668