The United States Army Contracting Command-New Jersey (ACC-NJ), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, 07806-5000, on behalf of the Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems (PM-CAS) is conducting market research to identify potential sources that are capable of manufacturing and completing final delivery of the Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS) M231/M232 TYPE (M232A1/M232A2) Load, Assemble, and Pack (LAP) for the 155mm Propelling Charges. The purpose of this market survey (W15QKN-24-X-0YJK) is to obtain current information on the capability of potential sources to deliver MACS.The MACS LAP consists of two types of propelling charges, the M231 and the M232 TYPE, and all associate packaging. It uses a "build-a-charge," incremental-based system; the M231 is used singularly or in pairs for Low Zones (1 & 2) and the M232 TYPE is used in groups of 3, 4 or 5 charges for High Zones (3, 4 & 5). The system is compatible with all current 155mm field artillery weapons. To be considered as a capable source
for this effort, all interested parties must submit the requested information, which will assist the United States Government (USG) in developing its acquisition strategy, as follows:Provide evidence of capabilities including an ability to produce a combined total of the M231 and M232 Type MACS at a production rate of up to 60,000 units per month and any capability to surge to 170,000 units per month;Past manufacturing experience with MACS or similar products within the last ten (10) years;Description of facilities, personnel (numbers, experience, specialized skill sets), key raw material sources, and environmental compliance as it relates to the above production efforts;Experience with respect to propellant handling/storage and other hazardous handling/storage;Available on-site or near-site storage capacity to handle/store Government Furnished Material (GFM) comprising of up to 7.5M lbs. of energetic material (M31 propellant, Ball Powder, and Black Powder), 1.5M combustible cases and 300k metal containers within six (6) months of respective production start dates, representing approximately nine (9) months of production material in support of a production rate from 60,000 units with a capability to surge up to the 170,000 units per month;Provide evidence of In-house Quality Assurance System(s) to support the LAP program;Provide company name, address, telephone number, email address, technical point of contact, and company size (please specify as either a Large Business, Foreign-Owned Business, Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, 8(a) concern, Woman-Owned Small Business, Historically Underutilized Business Zone concern, Veteran-Owned Small Business, or Service-Disabled Small Business).All companies interested in this notice must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM).This market survey is for informational and planning purposes and shall NOT be construed as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The Technical Data Package (TDP) will be provided upon request for information only. The M231 TDP is marked Distribution F (Further Dissemination only as directed by PM CAS). The M232 TYPE TDP is marked Distribution D, therefore distribution will only be authorized to the Department of Defense (DoD) and United States DoD Contractors. To receive the TDP, contractors are required to submit a signed and completed DD Form 2345, Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement; AMSTA-AR Form 1350, Technical Data Request Questionnaire; and Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the Government. If a formal solicitation is generated, at a later date, a solicitation notice will be published. Please identify any proprietary information submitted. All information provided will not be returned and will be held in confidential status.All market information sought in this notification must be provided within 20 days of this notice by electronic mail only at no cost to the Government. The point of contact for this requirement is Amy Kirzow via email firstname.lastname@example.org
and Jennifer Hughes via email email@example.com
, ACC-NJ (Division: CCNJ-CA), Bldg.10, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000. All inquiries shall be made via e-mail only. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.