Jul 12, 2017 12:47 pm NOTICE: This is not a solicitation but rather a Sources Sought to determine potential sources for information and planning purposes only.
The purpose of this Sources Sought is to conduct market research to determine if responsible sources exist, to assist in determining if this effort can be competitive and/or a total Small Business Set-Aside. The proposed North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) Code is 334511, with a corresponding small business size standard of 1,250 employees. The contractor shall ensure that all applicable Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) IA and IA- enabled products comply with AFI 33-200, Information Assurance. Some of these products must be Committee on National Security Systems Policy 11 (CNSSP-11) compliant, requiring them to be validated by accredited labs under the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme or National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) as identified in the sections below. The Government will use this information to determine the best acquisition strategy for this procurement. The Government is interested in all small businesses to include 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, HUBZone, and Women-Owned small business concerns. The government requests that interested parties respond to this notice if applicable and identify your small business status to the identified NAICS code. Additionally, please provide any anticipated teaming arrangements, along with a description of similar services offered to the Government and to commercial customers for the past three years. Any responses involving teaming agreements should delineate between the work that will be accomplished by the prime and the work accomplished by the teaming partners.
This requirement is to buy 1 simulated Electronic Horizontal Situation Indicator (EHSI) in support of an F-16 military grade training simulator for the 309 SMXG workload in the 309 SMXG Software Group. The program has 3 existing EHSI (SIMTEK 10-6191) and must purchase 1 final item to bring all systems to a concurrent baseline. This EHSI must match the existing EHSI form/fit/function and software interface to allow a common solution for EHSI within the program. The EHSI must be high fidelity and labeling consistent with EPAF S MLU S1.1 F-16 aircraft. We also need to know what warranty options are available.
Line Item: 0001 PN: EHSI
Description: F-16 S1.1 MLU Electronic Horizontal Situation Indicator - SIMTEK 10-6191
Quantity: 1 Each
This is a Brand Name or Equal requirement. Equal options to the brand name mentioned will be evaluated against the following Essential Salient Characteristics.
Essential Salient Characteristics:
EHSI: SIMTEK 10-6191
• EPAF S1.1 F16 Configuration
• Bezel Lighting Power: 5VAC & Return
• Video Brightness Power: 0-10VDC & Return Digital Power: 28VDC & Return
• Ground: (1) Chassis Ground connection
• Video input: Male VGA
• Heading: 5 channel rotary encoder with pushbutton
• Course: 5 channel rotary encoder with pushbutton
• Mode: Pushbutton
• Blank: Digital input to blank video signal
• EHSI Video Pinout: Typical VGA (15HDM)
• EHSI Hardware Interface Pinout (D-Sub 25W3)
o A1 - 28V DC
o A2 - 28V Return
o A3 - Chassis Ground
o 5 - Heading Pushbutton
o 6 - Course Pushbutton
o 7 - Mode Pushbutton
o 8 - Video Blanking Signal
o 9 - 0-10V DC Video Brightness
o 10 - Video Brightness Return
o 11 - 5V AC Bezel Lighting
o 12 - Bezel Lighting Return
o 13 - Heading Encoder Channel 0
o 14 - Heading Encoder Channel 1
o 15 - Heading Encoder Channel 2
o 16 - Heading Encoder Channel 3
o 17 - Heading Encoder Channel 4
o 18 - Course Encoder Channel 0
o 19 - Course Encoder Channel 1
o 20 - Course Encoder Channel 2
o 21 - Course Encoder Channel 3
o 22 - Course Encoder Channel 4
The information in this notice is based on the best and most current information available to date. This information is subject to change and is not binding to the Government. Updated information will be provided in future announcements and posted electronically on the Federal Business opportunities homepage at www.fbo.gov
NOTE: RESPONSES TO THIS SOURCES SOUGHT SHALL STATE IF THEY ARE A SUPPLIER OR MANUFACTURER!
The Government is interested in all small businesses including 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), or, if applicable based on NAICS code, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), or Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) that are interested in performing this requirement. The Government requests interested parties submit a brief description of their company's business size (i.e. annual revenues and employee size), business status (i.e., 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zone, or SDVOSB, WOSB, EDWOSB, or small business) anticipated teaming arrangements, and a description of similar support offered to the Government and to commercial customers.
Any responses involving teaming agreements should delineate between the work that will be accomplished by the prime and the work accomplished by the teaming partners. The Government will use this information in determining its small business set-aside decision.
As stipulated in FAR 15.201, responses to this notice are not considered offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. The decision to solicit for a contract shall be solely within the Government's discretion.
Any information submitted by respondents to this sources sought synopsis is voluntary. This sources sought notice is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, nor will the Government reimburse any costs associated with the submission of information in response to this notice. Respondents will not be individually notified of the results of any Government assessments. The Government's evaluation of the capability statements received will factor into whether any forthcoming solicitation will be conducted as a full and open competition or as a set-aside for small businesses, or any particular small business designation (e.g. SDVOSB, HUBZone, 8(a), WOSB, VOSB, etc.).
Commodity Capabilities package: All interested firms shall submit a capabilities package that explicitly demonstrates company capabilities-indicating examples of commercial sales-and product specifications related to this effort. Also indicate if you are the manufacturer, or provide the name and size of the manufacturer of the product(s) you will be supplying. Respondents are further requested to indicate their status as a foreign-owned/foreign-controlled firm and any contemplated use of foreign national employees on this effort.
Include in your capabilities package your DUNS, Cage Code, System for Award Management expiration date, GSA contract number and expiration (if applicable), and any related specifications/drawings.
Please provide the GSA contract number applicable to this requirement.
Responses may be submitted electronically to the following e-mail addresses: email@example.com@us.af.mil
RESPONSES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 3:00 pm MST on July 27, 2017
Aug 08, 2017 11:36 am This requirement will be purchased as a brand name requirement under the authority of FAR 6.302-4, International Agreement.
Jan 02, 2018 12:28 pm This requirement will not be solicited on FBO.