Jan 29, 2019 12:23 pm The Navy requests responders to this RFI to complete the following Capabilities Assessment Questionnaire (in MS Word), addressing the manufacturing of the equipment described below. Examples of such equipment are listed in
This RFI is intended to inform the Navy's report in response to Section 841 of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report (115-874) which directs that the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) submit to the congressional defense committees a report that provides a recommendation regarding whether competition for the procurement of specific components of naval vessels should be limited to sources in the National Technology and Industrial Base (as defined in section 2500 of title 10, United States Code). The recommendation will be based on a market survey, a cost assessment, and national security considerations for the following group of naval marine components:
(1) Naval vessel components listed in section 2534(a)(3) of title 10, United States Code including:
(A) The following components:
(i) Air circuit breakers.
(ii) Welded shipboard anchor and mooring chain with a diameter of four inches or less.
(iii) Vessel propellers with a diameter of six feet or more.
(B) The following components of vessels, to the extent they are unique to marine applications:
(ii) electronic navigation chart systems
(iii) steering controls
(v) propulsion and machinery control systems
(vi) totally enclosed lifeboats.
(2) The following components for auxiliary ships:
(a) Auxiliary equipment, including pumps
(b) Propulsion system components, including engines, reduction gears, and propellers
(c) Shipboard cranes
(d) Spreaders for shipboard cranes
Components. For the purpose of this Questionnaire defined as engineered parts of ship systems or sub-systems such as those listed in
Domestic or Domestically-Sourced. Defined as components entirely manufactured within the United States and its territories, Canada, U.K., and Australia. This includes components in the National Technology and Industrial Base (NTIB) as defined in in section 2500 of title 10, United States Code.
DISCLAIMER AND IMPORTMANT NOTES:
This RFI does not constitute a Request for Proposals (RFP) or a Request for Quote (RFQ). The government does not intend to award a contract based on the information received from this RFI. Information on the specific topics of interest is provided in the subsequent sections of this announcement. Neither the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) nor any other part of the federal government will be responsible for any cost incurred by responders in furnishing this information.
TABLE A. EXAMPLES (NOT EXHAUSTIVE) OF COMPONENTS COVERED IN THIS SYNOPSIS.
MACHINERY PLANT CENTRAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
PROPULSION REDUCTION GEARS
PROPULSION CLUTCHES AND COUPLINGS
PROPULSION SHAFT BEARINGS AND SEALS
PROPELLERS AND PROPULSORS
PROPULSION CONTROL SYSTEM
COMBUSTION AIR SYSTEM
CIRCULATING AND COOLING SEAWATER SYSTEM
FUEL SERVICE SYSTEM
MAIN PROPULSION LUBE OIL SYSTEM
LUBE OIL FILL, TRANSFER, AND PURIFICATION
SHIP SERVICE POWER GENERATION
POWER CONVERSION EQUIPMENT (AIR CIRCUIT BREAKER)
SHIP SERVICE POWER DISTRIBUTION (AIR CIRCUIT BREAKER)
SWITCHGEAR & PANELS
INTEGRATED AFLOAT NETWORKS (MACHINERY CONTROL AND MONITORING SYSTEM)
ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION SYSTEMS, CHART DISPLAY & INFORMATION SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS, GYROCOMPASS SYSTEM
INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
AUXILIARY BOILERS AND OTHER HEAT SOURCES
FIRE MAIN AND FLUSHING (SEA WATER) SYSTEM
AUXILIARY SEA WATER SYSTEM
DRAINAGE AND BALLASTING SYSTEM
ELECTRONIC COOLING WATER SYSTEMS
POTABLE WATER SYSTEM
SHIP FUEL SYSTEM
COMPRESSED AIR/GAS SYSTEMS
FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS
HYDRAULIC FLUID SYSTEM
STEERING CONTROL SYSTEMS
RUDDERS AND RUDDER COMPONENTS
CARGO HANDLING SYSTEMS
ANCHOR HANDLING AND STOWAGE SYSTEMS (ANCHOR AND MOORING CHAINS)
TOTALLY ENCLOSED LIFEBOATS
The Navy requests the following Capabilities Assessment Questionnaire (in MS Office) be completed by responders currently manufacturing, or capable of manufacturing subject equipment.
CAPABILITIES ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE:
COMPANY DATA Company Name and DBA and Parent's Name, if subsidiary:
POC for this RFI:
Publicly Traded (specify NYSE, NASDAQ, etc. and Ticker Symbol) or Privately Held:
Foreign Ownership, if any and Percentage:
Small Business Status, if applicable:
QUESTIONS (Size 12 Font)
1. Does your company currently have the capability to manufacture any of the components of the type listed in
Table A in production plants located within the National Technology and Industrial Base (U.S., Canada, the U.K. or Australia)?
If so, list the components:
a. You are currently manufacturing within the NTIB, and/or
b. You are not currently manufacturing within the NTIB, but have the capability to manufacture within the NTIB.
a. For these, identify the capacity you currently have to manufacture within the NTIB,
b. Provide your reasons for not using the capability, and
c. Provide the time and cost needed to go to full production.
Also, Please complete the
Table B attached. You may submit the table as an Excel spreadsheet and add columns for multiple components as necessary.
2. If your company either fully or partially manufactured or procured
Table A type components for U.S. naval vessels outside of the NTIB, did you obtain waivers to supply such components for U.S. naval vessels? If so, who was the waiver authority? (e.g. ACO, PCO, SUPSHIPs).
(a) List the key reason(s) your company chose to manufacture the components or procure the component(s) from outside the NTIB.
3. If your company currently provides components of the types listed in
Table A, is your company impacted positively or negatively, and to what extent (negligible, low, medium, high), by the requirement that only components manufactured within the NTIB may be provided for use in naval vessels? You can include data or metrics (e.g. revenue, profit, personnel, local economy) to support your answers.
4. Does your company have a plan to shift manufacturing operations for previously foreign-sourced and manufactured component(s) to the NTIB?
(a) If not, how long would it take for you to develop such a plan?
(b) What is the estimated time and cost to implement the plan to reach full rate production in the NTIB?
ANSWERING THIS NOTICE:
In addition to completing the attached Questionnaire, please provide any questions or comments on a seperate sheet. The desired format for unclassified questions or comments should be in Microsoft Word 2010 or searchable Adobe Acrobat Portable Doucment Format (PDF) with a minimum of 12 point font. All responses must be sent via email to the Contracts Specialist, Sherri Patsos and Contracting Officer, Gerald Robertson, at the following addresses:firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions the Government answers will be added to this FBO posting for all interested vendors knowledge.
Proprietary information, if any, must be clearly marked. To aid the Government in its review, please segregate proprietary information. Please be advised that all submissions become Government property and will not be returned.