Source Sought for NSN 5895-01-567-4035 Installation Kit, Electronic Equipment MK-3078/VRC


Source Sought for NSN 5895-01-567-4035 Installation Kit, Electronic Equipment MK-3078/VRCSolicitation Number: MARKET-SURVEY-6288-1
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: Army Contracting Command
Location: ACC - APG (W15P7T) Division B

Solicitation Number: MARKET-SURVEY-6288-1

Notice Type: Sources Sought

Synopsis: Added: Feb 09, 2018 2:24 pm This is a market survey to locate sources of supply (manufacturer or distributors) for National Stock Number (NSN) 5895-01-567-4035, PPL-10657, Installation Kit, Electronic Equipment MK-3078/VRC.

The major components contain in this Installation Kit (IK) include Mounting Base, Electrical, MT-6352/VRC; Antenna, AS-3900A/VRC; Handset, H-250/VCEB; Loudspeaker, Control Unit, LS-671/VRC and the various cable assemblies. First Article Test (FAT) is required for this IK and the FAT shall be performed on the abovementioned major components of this IK. This IK is designed to install the SINCGARS Radio Set AN/VRC-89/91/92 Series in Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) in Conjunction with FBCB2 and EPLRS in A Digitized Platform. SINCGARS is a family of Very High Frequency-Frequency Modulation (VHF-FM) combat net radios designed to provide the primary means of command and control for combat, combat support, and combat service support units. The SINCGARS radios provide a resistance to jamming via Electronic Counter-Countermeasures (ECCM). The SINCGARS family of radios has the capability to transmit and receive voice and digital data, and is consistent with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Interoperability requirements. SINCGARS is the primary soldier-to-soldier communications system and is one of the five major communications/data elements that provide seamless digital communications to the Army end user.

Technical Data Package (TDP) for manufacture and acceptance of this IK is available from the Government. The complete TDP, which are included PPL of this IK, top level drawings, component level drawings, test requirements for manufacture and acceptance of each components of this IK will be released along with the solicitation. PPL for this IK and the top level drawings of the major components of this IK can be released prior to the release of the solicitation upon request. The TDP for this IK is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This information shall not be provided to non-U.S. persons or transferred by any means to any location outside the United States Department of State. Interested source wishing to request for PPL of this IK and the top level drawings of the major components of this IK must demonstrate that your company has an active status in the Defense Logistics Agency Joint Certification Program (JCP) when submitting request to the Government Point of Contact.

Interested sources that are capable of furnishing this item must send a response outlining a viable approach and describing their ability of meeting the Government requirements. Respondents to this notice must provide enough information to demonstrate their capabilities provide this item.

Responses shall be submitting in writing through email to U.S. ARMY CECOM, ATTN: RDER-PRC-TR, Stanley Chan at and to the Land and Maritime local DLA Competition Advocate at Responses to this notice should be submitted no later than close of business February 23, 2018.

For more information, contact Stanley Chan

Additionally, you may provide additional information to support your technical capabilities of manufacturing or supplying the components with similar complexity and functionality of the component for this IK used in the SINCGARS. If you are interested in assisting us with market research information for these items, please answer the below market survey questionnaire. We also appreciate any additional comments that will help us identifying potential manufactures or suppliers.

Please complete the following questions. If a question does not apply, please enter N/A or non-applicable.

1) Provide a brief summary of the company and its core competencies.

2) Please provide the following Point of Contact information on all responses:
a. Company:
Point of Contact:
Phone Number:
Fax Numbers:
Email Address:
CAGE Code:
DUNS Number:

3) Has your Company performed manufacturing and/or supplying this IK for SINCGARS or similar type effort in the past, if so provide Contract Number, Point of Contact (POC), e-mail address, phone number, and a brief description of your direct support of the effort?

4) Describe the qualifications of your engineering staff, who have experience in the design and production of the components with similar complexity and technology to the components for this IK used in the SINCGARS.

5) Describe your company"s experience in identifying the test equipment for testing the components with similar complexity and technology the components for this IK used in the SINCGARS

6) Describe your company"s experience in developing or updating a Technical Data Package.

7) Describe your company"s experience in managing obsolescence issues.

8) Does your company maintain a Program and Assessment Tool to monitor and analyze the availability of components to allow clear and precise tracking of all obsolescence issues? If so, please elaborate on the Program and Assessment tool(s).

9) Describe your company"s experience in identifying the alternatives for the unavailability of obsolete materials or components to mitigate obsolescence issues.

10) Describe your company"s experience in re-designing an existing hardware component from a technical data package to meet specified Form, Fit and Function requirements.

11) Describe your company"s experience in performing and completing First Article Testing (FAT) requirements for the components with similar complexity and technology to the components for this IK used in the SINCGARS within a specified timeframe.

12) Discuss your company"s capability in meeting US Government contracting delivery requirements.

The information received from this market survey will be evaluated by the Government for the purpose of planning to determine if responsible sources exist, and to assist in determining if this effort can be competitive and/or set aside for Small Business. The Government will also use the information, in part, to determine the best acquisition strategy for a potential procurement action and to assist in making future acquisition strategy decisions. The Government will not reimburse interested sources or responders to this notice for any information received and any costs incurred in responding, or for subsequent exchanges of information. Information submitted does not constitute a proposal and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, but will be considered an exchange of capabilities and ideas.

Contracting Office Address: 6565 Surveillance Loop
Building 6001

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland 21005-1846
United States

Primary Point of Contact.: Stanley Chan Phone: 443-395-6233

General Information Notice Type: Sources Sought

Posted Date: February 9, 2018

Response Date: Feb 23, 2018 11:59 pm Eastern

Archiving Policy: Automatic, 15 days after response date

Archive Date: March 10, 2018

Original Set Aside: N/A

Set Aside: N/A

Classification Code: 59 -- Electrical and electronic equipment components

NAICS Code: 334 -- Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing/334290 -- Other Communications Equipment Manufacturing

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